Raymond Pettibon knows how to fill a room with exuberance and an enchanted bit of mysterious nature. Waves of Joy!!! I just about jumped up and down in gleeful excitement (ok, I did jump up and down in gleeful excitement!) when I walked into Regen Projects in West Hollywood yesterday. Sadly, by the time you read this you have missed it, but set a Google Alert for Raymond Pettibon now so that never happens again (!) and click through to see a few snapshots of genius…
WATER & FENG SHUI
In feng shui, water is the element that starts the cycle of elements: water ->wood -> fire-> earth -> metal is the full cycle, then the elements start again with water. When you are in a “water phase” this generally means that ideas are germinating, life is introspective but full of bubbling energy and a fresh start is about to begin. When I get totally overcome by the happiness of standing in a room full of art, that art usually connects synergistically with my state of mind. As the year closes and a new year gets ready to roll in- 2012, no less, the year of all sorts of cosmic prediction- I have been feeling the cycle of water dawning.
RAYMOND PETTIBON ROCKS
The man who has taken wave-making to utter perfection in art has taken my breath away… Here you go, courtesy of my iPhone and the smart curation of Regen Projects II: