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George Clinton at Jeffrey Deitch
December 6, 2022 • 8:00 am(All times are in PDT)
You may know him for his massive contributions to funk and R&B and work with Parliament/Funkadelic, but at Jeffrey Deitch, a solo exhibition of renowned musician George Clinton gives us a rare inside look at the visual work of the artist, which he has made alongside his music career for decades. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Clinton’s iconic album Atomic Dog, the exhibition is also accompanied by a stage designed by artist Lauren Halsey (who has been profoundly influenced by Clinton’s music and Afrofuturist ideology).
Throughout a series of paintings in the show, Clinton expands on a set of characters that he has worked with for years, including a cartoon dog that evolved out of his own signature. Like Clinton’s music, his paintings are a graphic and bold merging of influences and styles that create high-octane and imaginative narratives within his invented universe. At their core are the funky play, freedom-fueled imagination, and community-focused goals that Clinton has always embedded into his work.
On view: November 5 – December 23, 2022
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Photo: Installation view, George Clinton: The Rhythm of Vision, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, 2022. Courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Josh White.