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.
Lethal 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.