THE ART OF GIRL TROUBLE
September 11th – 14th
Opening Night showcase:
Thursday, Sept 11, 6PM-10PM $5
(Girl Trouble will be present for a Q and A)
Isaac Olsen (voted best Tacoma filmmaker by the Weekly Volcano) hosts this event at The Fulcrum Gallery (voted best Tacoma gallery by the Weekly Volcano) about Girl Trouble, the most celebrated Tacoma band since the sonics. Considering the ingredients, this is sure to be the very best Tacoma art event of the season!
STRICTLY SACRED: THE ART OF GIRL TROUBLE is an extension of the acclaimed documentary film of the same name. Directed by Isaac Olsen and premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, Strictly Sacred chronicles the 3 decades long career of the band using extensive video and audio material.
Girl Trouble has been firmly planted in the Northwest music scene for 30 years, existing on the fringes of Grunge and virtually every other regional movement. Their uncompromising DIY aesthetic and then-unfashionable allegiance to hometown Tacoma, Washington has made them a legendary cult-like phenomenon. During this time, the band produced a wealth of artwork in support of their musical concept, generating every graphic, flyer, album cover, and fanzine completely in-house.
This gallery exhibition collects together all of Girl Trouble’s archives; some featured in the documentary film and some seen here for the first time. On display will be artifacts from the bands tiny museum-like practice shed, full sized paintings by drummer Bon Von Wheelie, original Wigout fanzine paste-ups, T-shirt art by guitarist ‘Big Kahuna’ Henderson, props and models used in GT videos, the dress once worn by infamous 85 year-old go-go dancer Granny Go-Go, and other historical knick-knacks accumulated over the years.
Limited edition prints of artwork and photography will be available for purchase. Girl Trouble will be in attendance on Thursday September 11 (opening night) for a Q and A.