The Galleries at Moore Present: The Graphic Language of Punk

January 25, 2014 - March 25, 2014

The Galleries at Moore are currently hosting Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk. The Exhibit includes hundreds of of posters, pins, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, and more from the collection of Andrew Krivine.“Punk changed my life,” Krivine says now. “It was what I was looking for but didn’t know at the time until I heard it and saw it."

Emerging in the mid-1970s, punk was truly popular culture on the margins, with new ideas germinating out of a sense of urgency and seemingly random aesthetic collisions. Before it became commercially commodified into a simplified mishmash of safety pins, mohawks and anarchy symbols,punk was as much about its wide range of visual signifiers as it was a kind of music. Put on by the Galleries at Moore and curated by Kaytie Johnson, Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator. The show is going on from January 25 - March 15, 2014 with sporadic punk rock theme screenings and events going on all month long.