Last Friday THIS, Los Angeles gallery presented Turbo Lover, a solo show from artist, printmaker, and painter Thom Lessner (Philadelphia) whose known for his 80s pop culture paintings and wood cutouts. Not only has he designed and printed various rock school posters for Paul Green School of Rock Music, but he has also done work for Enjoi, Snickers, Toyota, Thrasher, Vice just to mention a few. If your'e a fan of music, metal, and styling mullets like I am, then you should go check out Turbo Lover which runs from Sept 28th thru Oct 19th at THIS, LA in Highland Park. Here's some pictures from the opening reception. Check out the preview video for Turbo Lover.
Photographs & words by Michael C. Hsiung CAPTIONS:
Turbo Lover by Thom Lessner at THIS, LA opened Friday, September 28th.
Tons of folks came out to check out Thom's work!
Paintings by Thom. Love that Priest one!
Dio, Derek Albian Smalls (!) amongst other renditions of your favorite jam bands.
That hawk on the front of his bike pretty much says it all.
This piece was sold by the end of the night. Of course, Danzig is spotting. . . Bands hanging out during non-band time.
Stevie Nicks next to Tommy Lee cutout.
When it was less jam packed . . Thom in the hat.
Those heels go so good with that Van Halen piece.
Can I raise a practical question at this point? Are we gonna do "Stonehenge" tomorrow?
Standing tall Andreas Trolf!! with buddy Elvis of WolvesKillSheep.
Artist Eric McHenry stopped by to check out Thom's work.
Van Halen piece
If you ever stop by THIS, LA gallery, make sure to say hi to photographer Aaron Farley because he's a rad funny dude.
Another side of works from Thom . . those purple pieces featured various performers including Prince.
Congrats to artist Thom Lessner on a awesome show! Nice one dude! Works will be listed soon on the THIS, LA gallery online store soon.
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