POST MORAL NEANDERTHAL RETARDIST PORNOGRAPHY
Location: Subliminal Projects 1331 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th • 7 PM – 10 PM
Post Post Bash at the Echoplex: Friday, June 8th • 10 PM (Ticketed Event)
Guest Curated by Tom “HAZE-XXL” Hazelmyer with music by members of Melvins,
Hammerhead, Halo of Flies, Chrome and Husker Du.
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to announce Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist
Pornography, an exhibition of new linocut work by Tom Hazelmyer (founder of Amphetamine
Reptile record label) and the release of a Melvins/Hammerhead split, picture-disc vinyl featuring
art by Chris Mars, Camille Rose Garcia, HAZE-XXL, Junko Mizuno, and Shepard Fairey. Also on
display will be work by Melvins’ in house artist Mackie, the subversive surrealism of collagemaestro
Math.i, and the art of Husker Du’s Grant Hart.
For a generation, Minneapolis label Amphetamine Reptile (AmRep) was the definition of heavy—
not just for ahead-of-their-time releases by the Melvins, Helmet, Halo of Flies, and others—but for
its unflagging commitment to DIY-the-hard-way ideals and founder Tom Hazelmyer’s (also known
as HAZE-XXL) uncompromising vision. AmRep was, and continues to be, dedicated to musicians
who find their own sound and fight to keep it authentic. The label simultaneously seeks out new
and established visual artists who are just as righteously iconoclastic as the musicians they carry,
always seeking to launch the careers of new talent.
More than twenty years after founding AmRep and helping propel iconic artists like Shepard
Fairey, Frank Kozik, Coop and Chris Mars to cultural prominence, Hazelmyer presents Post
Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography. This music and art collision encompasses records
turned objects d’art, visual artists and musicians, all melded into a sticky ball of eye-and-ear
The exhibition opens at SUBLIMINAL on Friday, June 8th before traveling to TT Underground
Gallery in New York City on June 30th. Opening night will be sound-tracked by members of
Melvins, Hammerhead, Halo of Flies, and Husker Du performing live in a specially constructed,
closed-door setting. The lo-fi performance will be experienced via live audio stream and
projections on gallery walls. Following the opening, AmRep mainstays Hammerhead, Helios
Creed (Chrome), Gay Witch Abortion, Seawhores, and Hepa/Titus (Cows) will perform live at the
Echoplex. Check www.attheecho.com for ticketing information.
Erica Overskei, Gallery Manager