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MEDIA ALERT     ONLY ONE MORE WEEK TO EXPERIENCE  LYDIA BRECKENBRIDGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN PUNK ROCK QUILTS AT GALLERY 30 SOUTH   RARE EXHIBITION TO EXPERIENCE WORK BY AN INCREDIBLE LATE-CAREER VERNACULAR ARTIST WHO CELEBRATES MUSIC THROUGH TEXTILES  AND SPENT TIME WITH ARTISTS FROM BILLY IDOL TO MICHAEL JACKSON   SHOW ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2018     PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – September 24, 2018 – Gallery 30 South, one of the country’s most popular galleries for emerging and internationally renowned artists and pop culture enthusiasts is currently hosting the rare first-ever exhibition – LYDIA BRECKENBRIDGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN PUNK ROCK QUILTS until September 30, 2018. This is the last week to experience this extraordinary show.   Lydia Breckenridge was kicking Billy Idol out of bed and turning down dates with Mark Mothersbaugh, Harry Nillson, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan because she was too busy playing in The Boneheads, the seminal, LA Punk band that launched the careers of Craig Lee (author of Hardcore California), Robert Lopez (co-founder of The Zeroes, better known as El Vez: the Mexican Elvis), Elissa Bello (co-founder of The Go-Gos), and Alice Bag (front-woman for The Bags)–whom Lydia replaced. Shortly thereafter, Lydia found herself working on music video production for artists including A-Ha, Scorpions, and Michael Jackson. Lydia’s punk roots stretch back to her days living at the Wilton Hilton (featured on the cover of The Cramps “Psychedelic Jungle “) where she roomed with Kid Congo. Frequent visitors were members of The Blasters, The Flyboys, The Screamers, Lydia Lunch, Twisted Roots, and Jeffrey from Gun Club (who f*cked up the carpet while decorating his jean jacket with fake blood).   One of the last completed pieces is the most provocative; a tribute to Heather Heyer who was killed a year ago when a car slammed into a crowd of people protesting against white nationalists at a Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.   Lydia has combined her love for quilting with her music background to create pieces inspired from her memories of the early days of the punk rock scene, incorporating 80s motifs with a centuries old craft.   The artworks in this exhibition represent both an affront and continuation of the classical themes and patterns of quilting that have been influenced by African aesthetic, religious, and cultural traditions. Lydia Breckenridge’s punk-rock take on the African American Quilt is not only innovative, it is a form of autobiography from a first-wave LA Punk Rocker. What could be more punk rock than subverting a tradition born of slavery and recasting it as a form of empowered memoir? Lydia Breckenridge was born in Los Angeles in 1956. She is the beloved shop manager of Billy Shire’s world-famous Wacko.   LYDIA BRECKENBRIDGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN PUNK ROCK QUILTS Gallery 30 South 30 South Wilson Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106 Thursday-Sunday 12 Noon – 6pm or by appointment Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest @gallery30south   Hi res images available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   PRESS CONTACT Caroline Galloway 440-591-3807 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.