Posted on October 25, 2011
Zocalo Tucson is an independently published community magazine showcasing urban news, arts, entertainment, living and events in Downtown and Central Tucson. Pheonix Michael reviews the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson’s (MOCA) presentation of “Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years, 1978-86.”
In the 1980s L.A. punk rock scene, where Pettibon cut his teeth, artistic imagery was as often subtly subversive as it was overtly political. “Art comes after the fact, as a witness to certain things that have happened,” Pettibon has been quoted as saying. “I don’t have any grandiose illusions about changing anything.” Expect the exhibit at MOCA - whose self-described mission is “to inspire new ways of thinking” - to contain unsettling and/or controversial imagery.
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