But Pettibon is way more than a prominent footnote in the history of L.A. punk. He's become the uncanny chronicler of an expiring America. For proof, check out Repeater Pencil, a video project showing at World Class Boxing through the end of February. It's a ten-minute montage of barely animated drawings (surfers, junkies, anonymous film noir figures) set to a soundtrack featuring fragmented dialogue, literary quotes, and apocalyptic pronouncements. This is a trip to the edge of the continent.
Nov. 14-Feb. 28, noon, 2009