Echo And The Bunnymen guitarist, Will Sergeant, has announced his “My Own Worst Enemy” art exhibition at the Substrate Fine Art Gallery in Los Angeles. This is the first major U.S. exhibition for Sergeant, who has enjoyed much critical acclaim for his latest body of work in UK. The show features Sergeant’s abstracts, collages and screen prints including some of his minimalist pieces: Behind The Voodoo Curtain, 21st Century Fallen, and Trying to Master Unseen Forces. This exhibition comes directly from the Penny Lane Gallery in Liverpool, England. Sergeant also exhibited a few select pieces in Los Angeles at the Mr. Brainwash Art Show 2011.
“All of the works mean something to me and have a story behind them. Some of them are ties to events that have taken place on tour or by situations i have found myself in.” Sergeant approaches painting in exactly the same way as he approaches creating music. “It has always been mystical process and I still don’t understand where it comes from,” he says of creating. “I begin sometimes with the most vague idea of where I would want to go with the music. I have found if you have a strict plan it never ends up as you have imagines. And, as with the music, the paintings create their own path and they just lead me down it.”
Watch the video from Sergeant’s band, Echo And The Bunnymen below.
Sergeant will be present at the opening on May 18 from 7 – 11 pm and also on May 19 from 2 – 6 pm. The exhibition curated by Ramses will be on display at Substrate in Los Angeles from May 18 through June 16, 2012.
Substrate Fine Art Gallery
709 North Ridgewood Place
Los Angeles, California