“You Weren’t There” Early Punk & New Wave in Phoenix

Image courtesy of Arthur Shane and Jamie Trujillo

Image courtesy of Arthur Shane and Jamie Trujillo

“You Weren’t There” Early Punk & New Wave in Phoenix
September 16 – October 15, 2016
Opening reception: Third Friday, September 16, 6-9pm
Closing reception: First Friday, October 7, 6-10pm

Following in the tradition of such excellent exhibits as “We Got Power,” Amy Young returns to Modified Arts with John Rose of The Record Room to showcase what made punk rock special to Phoenix.

This exhibition offers a look at the exciting punk rock, new wave, and refreshingly weird bands that formed and were active from the late 1970’s to 1985. Through flyers, photographs, t-shirts, printed matter, video and more, take a look at this period of time that spawned bands like the Consumers, the Liars, the Feederz, Killer Pussy, JFA, Soylent Greene, Junior Achievement, Mighty Sphincter, and Zany Guys.

These acts are still relevant. Their music is timeless and continues to be cited by local, national, and international acts today as inspiration. With so many of the involved still creating art and music today, this exhibition represents a perfect time to revisit this movement’s local origin story.

Gallery Hours:
Local First Arizona staff:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery staff:
First Friday, 6-10 p.m.
Third Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Or by appointment, scheduled by E-mail.

Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
www.modifiedarts.org