If you’re in the New York City area and haven’t stopped by Lee Ranaldo’s solo art exhibition yet, tomorrow (Feb 21) is the day to do it. Though the Sonic Youth guitarist’s “A Random Collection of Cells” has been showing at The Hogar Collection in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for over a month now, the run will end in just two days. Not only is it your last chance to see his work, but Ranaldo himself will be playing “a special afternoon sound performance” from 2-6PM on Sunday.
A 4-hour live soundtrack by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo? Umm… yes, please. Check out this description of his work:
In one series of ink paintings on paper, imagery from newspaper clippings are magnified and subtly altered, removed from their original journalistic context and re-presented as purely visual images. Divorced from the stories surrounding them, the pictures begin to describe a new, accumulative narrative, free of topical content. Found texts in the form of spam are often used as a component in the free-form proseused to juxtapose unrelated images, texts or sounds.