Hard to believe perhaps, but counterculture icon Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has never really had a proper career-spanning exhibition on the West Coast — until now; and a survey across decades of mixed media and performative (including both in music and notable physical transformation) creative output is too big a deal — and literally too big — for just one gallery.

That’s why Lethal Amounts and the Tom of Finland Foundation have partnered up for PANDROGENY I & II: An Outer Body Exhibition, which opens with dual VIP receptions on successive nights, both featuring the artist in person and performances by CHRISTEENE. Part one, at Lethal Amounts, takes a look at the artist’s progressive, subversive, wildly committed narrative work across the gender continuum, largely made with soulmate the late Lady Jaye; part two, at ToFF, looks at all manner of work made since 1986.

pandrogeny i and ii 939973Lethal Amounts, 1226 W. 7th St., downtown. Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Echo Park.

Opening receptions: Wed.-Thu., Oct. 23-24, 6-11 p.m., $40/night (includes both locations).

Exhibitions continue at both locations, Thursdays noon-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays noon-7pm, and Sundays noon-6pm, through November 24; $23 regular exhibition admission. seetickets.us/genesisbreyerporridge.

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