Sunday, November 30, 2014
Hey Ho, Let's Go!.... to Gallery 1988 on December 5th for 33.3!
A lot of stuff coming to fruition this week, which means I finally get to share some fun stuff with the world at large! Later this week, at Gallery 1988 (East) in Los Angeles will be the opening reception of "33 & 1/3: The Half Mark of the Beast" art show, celebrating the art of the album cover as reimagined and reinterpreted by over 100 artists. As an artist who gets much inspiration from all kinds of music, I couldn't say "no" to this project, although putting together my ideas in a coherent, "pleasing to the eye" design was tougher than I had thought it would be... I've done several pieces based on the work of the legendary "Ramones" over the years, and I figured it was as good a place as any to start. As I started working I changed my mind several times, going back and forth between different albums, in addition to changing ideas altogether. It finally started to come together as I settled on the idea of doing the cover to "Road to Ruin" as if it were a jazz or pop album from the late 50s or early 60s. I'm happy with the way it came out...
If you're in the L.A. area, on Friday, December 5th, head down to Gallery 1988 East at 7021 Melrose Avenue for the reception from 7-10 pm. It should be a hell of a show, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the other artists came up with.
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