Organic Music Societies

Organic Music Societies is the first retrospective exhibition to examine Don and Moki’s collaborative practice from this fertile period. The exhibition, named after Don’s landmark album Organic Music Society (Caprice, 1973), recorded in 1971 and 1972, showcases a variety of works by Moki that exemplify both her ceaseless embellishment of the family’s domestic surroundings and her vital contributions to the settings that served as spiritual dressing for Organic Music Theatre perfor-mances. A selection of wall and doorway tapestries that have never been shown in the United States complement her early psychedelic paintings from the late ’60s. Archival materials and ephemera on display include original drawings by both Don and Moki made for use as promotional posters, as well as books and periodicals to which the Cherrys contributed, such as Huvudbladet and the catalog for the 1971 Moderna Museet exhibition “Utopias & Visions 1871–1981.”

The exhibition is organized by Lawrence Kumpf, Artistic Director, and Naima Karlsson with Adrian Rew, Associate.

Organic Music  •  1976

Organic Music

Textile appliqué
69 ⅝ × 69 ⅝ inches

1976  •  Photos courtesy of Blank Forms and the Cherry Archive, the estate of Moki Cherry. Photographer: Rob Racine.

Untitled  •  1968

Untitled

Textile appliqué
21 ⅞ × 27 ¾ inches

1968  •  Photos courtesy of Blank Forms and the Cherry Archive, the estate of Moki Cherry. Photographer: Rob Racine.