Jon Langford Offers New Woodcuts in ‘Make Americana Great Again’

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Musician and visual artist Jon Langford offers pop-infused woodcuts in his new show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery: “Make Americana Great Again,” kicking off on Sept. 6 at the space. Otherwise known as a founder of punk act The Mekons and a member of alt-country act The Waco Brothers (among other bands), the artist’s work shows that one form is not divorced from another. Langford was at one time the artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

“In this current body of visual work, Langford explores the intersection of music and politics in an American landscape of greed and decline,” the gallery says. “His monochromatic woodcuts combine with poignant text and imagery that resemble punk rock show flyers and timeless cowboy folk art. A comment on the grass roots of American storytelling, Langford aims to ‘Make Americana Great Again.’”

See more works from the show below. Read more on the gallery’s site.

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