Exene Cervenka: Solo Artworks at the Sloan Projects

Exene Cervenka, founding member of celebrated LA punk band X, writer, artist, poet and spoken word artist, is currently providing a rare glimpse into her collection of self-produced journals plus new artworks in “The Dust of Sunlight, Exene Cervenka Journals & Collage 1974-2015”.  The opening night reception took place Saturday, June 6 and Cervenka was on hand to sign copies of her catalogue “America the Beautiful”.

Cervenka’s exhibit, curated by Kristine McKenna, displays arty journals which she started to create when her band was on the road on tour, and which she continued to create for several years.  Also several collage pieces from a new series, The Singularity, using old ads, graphics featuring vintage typography and illustrations are also on view.

“The Dust of Sunlight” is on display thru July 4 at Sloan Projects, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery B5 (Bergamot Station Arts Center), Santa Monica, CA  90404.

All images by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.

Judy Ornelas Sisneros

About Judy Ornelas Sisneros

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.
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