September 20, 2018
Loren Connors' first solo painting exhibit Wild Weeds opens Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 7 at Blank Forms in New York City.
"Wild Weeds features a series of new paintings and a selection of recent drawings. All of the works continue an ongoing series of flower images, drawn or painted in the past few years with an economical hand, a quality not unlike the impressionistic character of Connors’ guitar playing. Connors has explicitly considered the relationship between the paintbrush and the guitar throughout his career, on albums such as Blues: The “Dark Paintings” of Mark Rothko (1990), a musical response to the late painter’s final works, and by creating album artwork—often by hand, even since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1992—for his own, limited-release recordings....
"Wild Weeds is presented in conjunction with the release of Connors’ Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations Vol. 10, by Blank Forms Editions. The album, featuring archival material recorded at the Creative Music Studio in 1980..." -- Blank Forms
The exhibit closes with a performance by Loren and Tom and Christina Carter as Charalambides on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.