Kim Gordon, Dream Evil, 2019.
2. Kim Gordon at 303 Gallery
A native Californian who called the East Coast home for much of her life, Kim Gordon moved back to L.A. five years ago and has let the spirit of the city filter into her edgy visual and sound art. Gordon, who is perhaps best known as the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, makes personal and observational pieces that bounce between a Dan Graham-style of conceptualism and the raw, DIY nature found in much of Mike Kelley’s work. With a solo show of her video, paintings, sculptures and photos currently on view at 303’s New York locale, the gallery enlivens its Frieze LA booth with her expressive expressive Dream Evil painting, which is similar to the kind of dark and dramatic canvases she presented in one-person exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum last year.