Art — March 30, 2012 at 6:30 am

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant brings ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ art show to L.A.

Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant will bring his art to Los Angeles later this spring for his first major U.S. exhibition, a show called “My Own Worst Enemy” featuring the musician’s abstracts, collages, screenprints and minimalist pieces that will from May 18 through June 16 at Substrate Contemporary Fine Art.

Sergeant — who is working on an instrumental solo album called Things Inside — will attend the show’s opening from 7 to 11 p.m. May 18 and will make an additional appearance from 2 to 6 p.m. May 19. The exhibition itself will come directly from the Penny Lane Gallery in Liverpool.

In a press statement, Sergeant says he approaches painting and music the same way:

“It has always been a mystical process and I still don’t understand where it comes from. I begin sometimes with the most vague idea of where I would want to go with the music. I have found if you have a strict plan it never ends up as you have imagined. And, as with the music, the paintings create their own path and they just lead me down it. … All of the works mean something to me and have a story behind them. Some of them are tied to events that have taken place on tour or by situations I have found myself in.”

To see more of Sergeant’s art, visit





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