photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Last week, Autre got a chance to checkout Gabriel Sunday's moving short film, Hi, How Are You? at MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles that stars Daniel Johnston as an artist coming to terms with his dreams of yesteryear. The short film will be premiering tomorrow and can be preordered here. Below, listen to Lana Del Rey's cover of Some Things Last A Long Time, which is featured in the credits of the film. photograph by Terry Richardson
photographs by Sara Clarken and Oliver Maxwell Kupper
MAMA gallery presents "Hi, How Are You?," an immersive exhibition exploring the art, music and mind of prolific cult singer-songwriter-artist, Daniel Johnston. The November 7, 2015 opening reception will feature the world premiere of the short film, Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston, directed by Gabriel Sunday and starring Daniel Johnston. Hi, How Are You is an exhibition about Daniel’s past and present. "Through creative visions of madness and hope, we witness an aging musician coming to terms with the dreams of yesteryear." This unique exhibition of Daniel Johnston works explores his past and present art, exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment. Daniel Johnson: Hi, How Are You? will be on view from November 7 to November 11, 2015 at MAMA Gallery, In Los Angeles
Stockholm’s Gallery Steinsland Berliner presents their latest show curated by Leo Fitzpatrick. Entitled SLAMSECTION, the exhibition brings together some of the artist, curator and actor’s favorite East Coast artists including Dave Sandey of Fuck This Life, the late great Dash Snow, Mark Gonzales and Richard Kern. One of Norway’s most aspiring artists is featured too in the form of Gardar Eine Einarsson, alongside the colorful Eddie Martinez and iconic skateboard photographer, Tobin Yelland. So is the outsider musician Daniel Johnston. SLAMSECTION will be on view until May 16, 2015 at Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm.
Now open at Agnès B's Howard Street gallery an exhibition entitled Musique Plastique, a group exhibit "exploring the ongoing interaction between the visual arts and music." Curated by Jean François Sanz, the show will feature music-themed pieces by the likes of Jean Tobias Bernstrup, Hisham Bharoocha, Etienne Charry, Brian DeGraw, Daniel Johnston, Jonas Mekas, Thurston Moore, David Shrigley, Alan Vega, Ben Vida and Liz Wendelbo. Musique Platique is on view until August 25 at 50 Howard Street, New York, and be sure to head to the Agnès B gallery website to download a compilation by the artists involved.
Daniel Johnston has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing international audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams. Daniel has collaborated with the likes of Jad Fair (a founding member of Half Japanese), the Butthole Surfers, and members of Sonic Youth. A prolific songwriter, his lyrics focus on a range of familiar American themes, including the joys and pains of love, the exploits of comic book characters such as Jack Kirby's Captain America, and the allure of rock and roll. Throughout Daniel’s life as a musician, Daniel has been an equally prolific visual artist. In recent years, Daniel has gained acclaim and respect for his art that could possibly surpass his legendary status as a musician and songwriter. While at first glance, Daniel’s art might give the impression that this is the work of an “outsider” artist, Daniel’s visual work communicates the same deep content and startling impact that his songs carry. In 2006 Daniel was featured in The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial. From December 3 to January 3 the Blast Gallery in New Jersey presents Lost But Free. The Art of Daniel Johnston, an exhibition of Daniel Johnston's artwork.