PANHANDLE SLIM “L.A. FOLK” ART SHOW

The wall. Photo: Dan Levy

OCTOBER. 15, 2011

RANCH-N-ROLL

PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY

Libby Knudson, artist and sole proprietor, of what has become one of the coolest galleries in Los Angeles, the Ranch-N-Roll, played host to yet another epic art expose’ on October 15, 2011. This evening featured the colorful and impacting works of deep South folk artist Panhandle Slim. Some in the skateboarding world might know him as Scott Stanton, one of the infamous Zorlac team warrior rippers. Others may know him through his unique Southern folk music with a twist. In whatever capacity you know of Panhandle Slim, his artistic talent is as unprecedented as his unassuming demeanor and relentless passion for creating his art in all forms.

This show highlighted a vibrant body of work encapsulating a diverse array of prolific musicians, skateboarders, poets, politicians, writers and other persons of merit. All of the paintings included quotes from the highlighted individual along with a caricature style portrait. It was  overwhelmingly pleasant as you moved through the space and took in the power of the pieces coupled by the humor and sarcasm behind all the icons portrayed.

The opposing walls and displays were decorated with original works by Libby Knudson embellishing her custom country flair and unique eye for functional impacting display. The wooden cases were filled with authentic Western apparel and perfectly worn in cowboy boots giving you the sense of being in an old Western thoroughfare within shouting distance of a saloon.

The back patio served as a speak easy for the evening with an intimate setting where the small elite crowd was fortunate to experience a one of a kind performance by Rain Phoenix.  This duo performed a rendition of “California Uber Alles” by the Dead Kennedies with a hauntingly prolific energy that left the entire audience in awe. The spirits were flowing as the barkeeper worked frivolously to appease the temporary saloon serving with a smile and sarcastic wit.

Panhandle Slim took a small detour from selling his art to sing a country song with Rain Phoenix bringing some Southern gut to the City of Angels. Exene Cervenka of legendary punk band X was in attendance along with art collectors and other Los Angeles elite.

The show was a complete success as Ranch-N-Roll continues to play host to some of the best modern-day artists in the world. Stay tuned for more to come from Panhandle Slim at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=814093496.

Make sure to check out Ranch and Roll when you are in the Los Angeles area and pick up one of Libby’s custom-made Guadalupe chairs while you’re there. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ranch-n-Roll/125615207451186

This guy shreds. Photo: Dan Levy This guy shreds. Photo: Dan Levy

Libby Knudsen and one of her Guadalupe Chairs. Photo: Dan Levy Libby Knudsen and one of her Guadalupe Chairs. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton posing with his Miki Dora piece. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton posing with his Miki Dora piece. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton and his Debbie Harry piece. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton and his Debbie Harry piece. Photo: Dan Levy

Hippies Use Side Door. Photo: Dan Levy Hippies Use Side Door. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton pieces. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton pieces. Photo: Dan Levy

Jeff Ament custom skateboard signed for Jeff Ho. Photo: Dan Levy Jeff Ament custom skateboard signed for Jeff Ho. Photo: Dan Levy

More signs. Photo: Dan Levy More signs. Photo: Dan Levy

Buffalo Skull. Photo: Dan Levy Buffalo Skull. Photo: Dan Levy

Not Clint Black! The Man in Black. Photo: Dan Levy Not Clint Black! The Man in Black. Photo: Dan Levy

Western Motif. Photo: Dan Levy Western Motif. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton Wesley Willis piece. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton Wesley Willis piece. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton Wall of art. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton Wall of art. Photo: Dan Levy

Women Get SCREWED. Photo: Dan Levy Women Get SCREWED. Photo: Dan Levy

Live entertainment. Photo: Dan Levy Live entertainment. Photo: Dan Levy

Front display. Photo: Dan Levy Front display. Photo: Dan Levy

Jeff Ament custom up Close. Photo: Dan Levy Jeff Ament custom up Close. Photo: Dan Levy

Panhandle Slim performing. Photo: Dan Levy Panhandle Slim performing. Photo: Dan Levy

Scott Stanton performing with Rain Phoenix and co. Photo: Dan Levy Scott Stanton performing with Rain Phoenix and co. Photo: Dan Levy

Muhammad Ali piece by Scott Stanton. Photo: Dan Levy Muhammad Ali piece by Scott Stanton. Photo: Dan Levy

Comic Strip vibes. Photo: Dan Levy Comic Strip vibes. Photo: Dan Levy

More Art. Photo: Dan Levy More Art. Photo: Dan Levy

Rain Phoenix. Photo: Dan Levy Rain Phoenix. Photo: Dan Levy

Bob Marley. Photo: Dan Levy Bob Marley. Photo: Dan Levy

Debby Harry up Close. Photo: Dan Levy Debby Harry up Close. Photo: Dan Levy

Morrissey. Photo: Dan Levy Morrissey. Photo: Dan Levy

Buffalo Girl Ranch and Roll. Photo: Dan Levy Buffalo Girl Ranch and Roll. Photo: Dan Levy

Robert Johnson. Photo: Dan Levy Robert Johnson. Photo: Dan Levy

Mr. Stanton and company. Photo: Dan Levy Mr. Stanton and company. Photo: Dan Levy

Rain Phoenix performing. Photo: Dan Levy Rain Phoenix performing. Photo: Dan Levy

Howlin Wolf. Photo: Dan Levy Howlin Wolf. Photo: Dan Levy

The wall. Photo: Dan Levy The wall. Photo: Dan Levy

Jimmy Carter. Photo: Dan Levy Jimmy Carter. Photo: Dan Levy

Rain Phoenix. Photo: Dan Levy Rain Phoenix. Photo: Dan Levy

TEX. Photo: Dan Levy TEX. Photo: Dan Levy

Jeff Ament custom board. Photo: Dan Levy Jeff Ament custom board. Photo: Dan Levy

The Germs. Photo: Dan Levy The Germs. Photo: Dan Levy

Some of the most classic characters. Photo: Dan Levy Some of the most classic characters. Photo: Dan Levy

More of the performance. Photo: Dan Levy More of the performance. Photo: Dan Levy

Johnny Cash for President. Photo: Dan Levy Johnny Cash for President. Photo: Dan Levy

A Letter. Photo: Dan Levy A Letter. Photo: Dan Levy

Rain Phoenix Band. Photo: Dan Levy Rain Phoenix Band. Photo: Dan Levy

Panhandle Slim Art. Photo: Dan Levy Panhandle Slim Art. Photo: Dan Levy

Panhandle Slim Art. Photo: Dan Levy Panhandle Slim Art. Photo: Dan Levy

Panhandle Slim Art. Photo: Dan Levy Panhandle Slim Art. Photo: Dan Levy

Axe Shredder. Photo: Dan Levy Axe Shredder. Photo: Dan Levy

Another song. Photo: Dan Levy Another song. Photo: Dan Levy

Rain unleashing. Photo: Dan Levy Rain unleashing. Photo: Dan Levy

Another part of the wall. Photo: Dan Levy Another part of the wall. Photo: Dan Levy

Ho Love. Photo: Dan Levy Ho Love. Photo: Dan Levy

The Lizard King. Photo: Dan Levy The Lizard King. Photo: Dan Levy

The last of them. Photo: Dan Levy The last of them. Photo: Dan Levy

Backyard signs. Photo: Dan Levy Backyard signs. Photo: Dan Levy

Hot Dog. Photo: Dan Levy Hot Dog. Photo: Dan Levy

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