New Year, new art on the walls at Aquarius. Not just another show, but the first of it's kind to grace the walls at Aquarius. Since 1996 we've exhibited all kinds of music related photography along with one show of guerilla poster art, but this special show brings together two visual artists working in painting and print making. Jay Gould-Stuckey, a Los Angeles based painter and local artist Corrina Peipon present two stylistically different yet visually striking collections of work.
The paintings by Jay Gould-Stuckey on display are from two different series of work using music as his muse. The newest body of work is derived from record covers found mostly in thrift stores, omitting the text and graphics from the original covers. His interest is in how the image, de-contextualized from its source, would translate into fine art. He looks for subject matter which would reference specific genres in traditional 'fine art' painting, such as the portrait, the landscape, the still life, and the historical event. The other body of work, also making its Bay Area debut are his portraits of turntables and radios treated in much the same way as his record cover series. His paintings convey a love for a time and place in music long since gone in our high tech world.
Corrina Peipon is both a visual artist and a musician. Her work that will be shown at Aquarius stems from both her artistic worlds. She began making fliers for her own bands, and others, for several years now. Her artwork is based on the idea of promoting a concert utilizing aesthetic levels inspired by the conceptual artists of the 1960's and 1970's as well as Russian Constructivist art, posters from the labor movement, handbills and announcements made by artists from the fluxus movement and the designs of artists from the Bauhaus tradition. The posters being shown at Aquarius document a time in the recent past that she found very exciting musically, artistically and sub-culturally. Many of the bands do not exist anymore, some have reconfigured themselves into new bands who continue to make uncompromising music, building aesthetics to influence others. Her minimalist posters are all hand made using low tech equipment and unusual materials to print on, creating art that is unlike anything generated using a computer.
Please come to the opening reception for Jay Gould-Stuckey and Corrina Peipon
at Aquarius Records on Sunday, January 30th - 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Aquarius is located at
1055 Valencia Street near 22nd Street. Please call the store at 647-2272 for any further information. Everyone is invited.