Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 2001
Drawings, Paintings and Dioramas
May 20 - July 16, 2001
6:30 - 8:30pm
Loren Chasse | John Dwyer | Christopher Garrett
Jim Haynes | Maya Hayuk | Cliff Hengst
Scott Hewicker | Jo Jackson | Chris Knox
Trevor Montgomery | Cory Peipon | J Otto Seibold
William Swanson | Benjamin Weiner
Don't know what to say? Put on some music. Can't paint? Put on the right record and the inspiration will come. The root of the word "music" is "muse", after all. Every visual artist has weathered a time in his or her life when inspiration is not self-evident, when the frustrations of needing to create are overwhelmed by the inability to find that spark. While there are those tortured artists who recover their personal muse through alcohol, drugs, sex, or just raw abjection, there are those who have re-ignited the communication with the muse through the less sensational activity of listening to music.
The number of linguistic analogies between painting and music are too numerous to mention, but speak to artists and they will describe their work using the same terminology musicians invoke. Composition. Segue. Harmony. Dissonance. Patterns. Repetition. Landscape. The symbiosis between the visual and the less tangible (that which we call music). If you're lucky, you might be able to hear a color or see a sound.
Aquarius Records invites you to share in the pleasure of creating by featuring 14 individuals who are our customers as well as artists we admire, folks drawing inspiration from music as an inherent part of their process. The exhibit is titled 12x12 in reference to the original number of participating artists (along the way it turned into 14) as well as the dimensions of a vinyl album.
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