The drawing is from a drawing I made from my T-shirt I bought from Nirvana when they were on there first tour of the US in summer of 1989. The all-inclusive freak group (fudge packin crack smokin satan worshipin motherfuckers) referenced in the text on the T-shirt is highly representative of 1980's American punk , embracing the various groups within the subculture before it became more politically correct.
Paul Brainard was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he studied at the University of Pittsburgh for a Bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing with a minor in Art History and Psychology. After studying at the Carnegie Institute Museum studio school, he moved to New York in 1996 to attend the Pratt Institute where he received his MFA in painting and drawing. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Internationally at the Second Street Gallery (Charlottesville, VA), Lodge Gallery (NYC), 31 Grand Gallery (NYC), Freight and Volume and Arts and Leisure (NYC), Dietch Projects (NYC) Allegra LaViola Gallery (NYC) Guerrero Gallery (SF) and Andrew Edlin Gallery (NYC). In 2010 his European debut solo show "Living Dead" at Dvorak Sec Gallery in Prague was well received and reviewed. In January 2018, he showed at Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen. He has also curated many painting shows in New York, "Totally Gay for Sports" (2013) at the Lodge Gallery, "True Faith" (2007) and "Breed" (2011) at the Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, and "Die like you really mean it" at Allegra LaViola Gallery in 2011.
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