On the eve of the Record Store Day release of a new Wax Trax! Records box set, the Lethal Amounts Gallery in Los Angeles will celebrate Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen and his labelmates on the highly influential Chicago imprint via a new photo exhibit called “Without Sympathy: The Visceral Journey of Al Jourgensen.”
Co-presented by Lethal Amounts and Cleopatra Records, which is releasing the 7CD/1LP Trax! Box, the exhibit’s opening night, 8 p.m. April 17, will feature appearances by Jourgensen and Brian Shanley, considered Wax Trax! Records’ visual guru and whose archives are being used for the show.
The exhibit itself promises “an unearthed selection of photographs and archival printed matter including album art/layout, concept art, promo material and more dating from 1980-1990,” featuring Ministry, Revolting Cocks, 1,000 Homo DJs, PTP, Pailhead, Special Affect and more.
The gallery is at 1226 W. Seventh St. in Los Angeles. You can RSVP now on Facebook.
Below, see some of the images that will be featured in the exhibit.