Echo & the Bunnymen Guitarist Will Sergeant Will Have First U.S. Solo Show in L.A. in May

Though he’s best known for his work with Liverpool post-punk outfit Echo & the Bunnymen and his own solo projects, Will Sergeant continues to gain recognition for his visual art. After showing several pieces in Los Angeles last year during the Mr. Brainwash Art Show, Sergeant will have his U.S. solo debut next month at L.A.’s Substrate Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibition, “My Own Worst Enemy,” travels to L.A. from Liverpool’s Penny Lane Gallery, where it closed in February. At Substrate, Sergeant will show abstract paintings, collages, and screen prints.

“All of the works mean something to me and have a story behind them,” he said in a press release. “Some of them are tied to events that have taken place on tour or by situations I have found myself in.”

Sergeant nevertheless leaves room for improvisation in his art: “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.”

“My Own Worst Enemy” opens at Substrate on May 18 and continues through June 16.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image courtesy the artist and Penny Lane Gallery.)