Zoilus by Carl Wilson

Mecca Normal:
Anniversary Art Series #1

May 13th, 2009

In celebration of the quarter-centenary of British Columbia avant-agit-punk duo Mecca Normal, whose 25th-anniversary music-and-lecture tour (”How Art & Music Can Change the World”) reaches Toronto on May 22 (as part of the Over the Top festival), MecNorm axe-master David Lester is sending Zoilus a series of illustrations for your eyes’ delectation over the next week or so. Here’s the first selection.

“The Politics Are Not Obvious is a painting I did that a banjo player bought after seeing it displayed when Mecca Normal played a barber shop in Olympia and a bookshop in Seattle during a west coast tour in 2004. The man later sent me a cassette of his banjo playing. He recorded just this one copy to send to me. This was art. This was political.” - David Lester

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