It will be the Sonic Youth co-founder’s first solo art show in North America
Kim Gordon has announced Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour, a new exhibition of the musician’s visual art at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will feature paintings, erotic sculptures, and a “new, never-before shown” series of figure drawings by Gordon, the museum says. The show will also include Sound for Andy Warhol’s Kiss, a commissioned score for Andy Warhol’s 1964 silent film, Kiss.
Gordon cites Warhol as one of her key artistic influences, both in his contributions to iconic New York band the Velvet Underground, a major inspiration for Gordon’s band Sonic Youth, and his multi-disciplinary vision across fashion, painting, music, and performance. Her exhibition is inspired by “the lo-fi take on popular culture that Andy Warhol represented”, according to the museum.
Sound for Andy Warhol’s Kiss is getting a limited edition vinyl release to commemorate the exhibition. Recorded in the Warhol Theater, the score was created by Gordon with the help of Bill Nace (her bandmate in Body/Head), Steve Gunn, and John Truscinski. A booklet of essays that contextualise Gordon’s artistic practice will also accompany the show.
Last year, Gordon and Nace released their latest Body/Head album, The Switch. She also starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill in Gus Van Sant’s film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.
Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour will run from May 17 to September 1 this year