Gary Panter HIPPIE TRIP
Gary Panter is an artist living in Brooklyn since 1985. A teen in Texas in the 60s whose father was a cowboy ad Indian painter, Panter studied painting at East Texas State University. In 1976 he left Texas for Los Angeles where his work became associated with LA punk rock though the appearance of his comic pages on SLASH magazine. He is a Cullman Stady Center fellow and a recipient of a Daimler / Chrysler design award and a Pollock/Krasner Foundation grant. He also won three Emmies for the design of PeeWee’s Playhouse kid’s show on CBS television. He collaborated on a major museum installation with Joshua White at MOCAD in 2012. Panter makes music with Devin Gary & Ross and Twigs of Sister tomorrow.
The HIPPIE TRIP installation is a meditation on the first head shop Panter visited on a family vacation to Mount Shasta California in 1968 and of the visionary possibilities of the hippie movement and analog crafts. The show consists of painting, wood block textile prints, silkscreen banners, a offset printed hippie newspaper parody, cast candles, beaded necklaces and black light posters, handbills and projected light.