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Ground Score

Bill Daniel

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Jul 30, 2010 – Aug 26, 2010
In the Main Space

Ground Score traces the unpredictable 30-year course of Bill Daniel, a self-taught artist who claims as a starting point his participation in the early 1980s Texas punk scene.

A punk ethos is evident throughout this unmapped survey of photo-based work that is presented as the “ground score” of an itinerant, obsessive collector of socioeconomic marginalia.

Taking as a spiritual guide fellow Guggenheim Fellow Robert Frank’s The Americans, Daniel’s Americans 50 years later are reeling from the further dissolution of the American Dream and scrapping together new countryside made of debris.

These hand-altered landscapes of camper van inhabitants, hippie house boaters, graffiti-writing bike messengers, and the DIY art shows produced by the artist himself are the setting for a continuing exploration and participation in what Daniel calls “a folk poetics of survivalism.”

Related events:

07.30 | Sunset Scavenger free sidewalk film screening

08.06 | Opening reception with The Holster and Black Label Bicycle Club DJs Stache and Dirtyfinger

08.26 | Sonic Orphans lost and found music films from 1965-87

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