Robbie Conal and Roy Zimmerman promote social/political change through biting satire, Zimmerman with his guitar and witty lyrics and Conal with his wheat paste and posters featuring grotesque depictions of political figures. Conal is a poster artist living in Los Angeles whose work has been featured in numerous publications, including Time,Newsweek, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He recently appeared as himself along with Shepard Fairey and other guerrilla artists on the television show The Simpsons. Roy Zimmerman is a singer/songwriter from Marin County, California. Joni Mitchell says, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry to achieve perfection.” The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.” Zimmerman’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime and he has shared stages with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, Bill Clinton and kd Lang among others. He has done several shows with The Pixies’ Frank Black.
“Art institutions are a severely limited arena of reception for ideas about public issues, so I made posters of my paintings and ran around the streets, spattering glue in every major city I could get to on my no budget, non-skeddo, total loss, rock'n'roll poster tours...building up a volunteer guerrilla postering army as I went.” – Robbie Conal
“There's nothing funny about World Peace. Social Justice never killed at the Comedy Store. If we ever attain a worldwide consciousness of peace and justice, I'll be happily out of a job. But as long as there's poverty, war, bigotry, ignorance, greed, lust and paranoia, I've got a career.” – Roy Zimmerman
Following a reception in the Wolf Hall lobby, Robbie Conal will show images and speak about his work and then Roy Zimmerman will perform songs from his latest album.