Rhythm Exhibition

Date: September 3 – November 13, 2016
Price: Free/All ages
Location: Great Park Gallery
Exhibition Reception: Sunday, September 4, 1-3 p.m.

Rhythm is a unique multimedia exhibition featuring the artistic works of celebrated musicians—Joseph Arthur, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Matt Maust (Cold War Kids), and a collaborative project with drummers Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Chad Sexton (311), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Bill Ward (Black Sabbath). These vibrant images and loud color schemes are inherently musical in their compositions, with themes of rhythm and melody evident throughout.
The Great Park Gallery is located in the Palm Court Arts Complex and is open Thursdays-Fridays: noon-4 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Joseph Arthur Art Exhibition – O Patro Vys, December 3rd

O Patro Vys
Thurs December 3rd
Opening 17h00 – 19h00
356 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 2G4

Exhibition will last the entire month of December

Free to the public

**Joseph will be performing later that night at Club Soda

Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm

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Les performances abstraites de Joseph Arthur, sont une voix émouvante d’aujourd’hui à la fois intense, sérieuse et ludique. L’artiste parle de son travail comme « une quête spirituelle exprimée par les formes, les lignes et les couleurs, impliquant une profonde recherche du “fil” de la vie, liant même les forces opposées du tourment et de la beauté. ». Comme sa musique, évocatrice d’images vives et d’émotions, les tableaux d’Arthur dansent avec une similitude de rythme animé et de forme.

Michael Stipe de REM a déjà dit: « Pour paraphraser les mots de “HOWL”, le poème sacré de Ginsberg : supporter cela nu; lutter un monde de déficit d’attention en un moment d’immobilité frémissante, juste pour une pointe de souffle de réflexion. Joseph Arthur écrit, construit, peint, dessine et crée parce qu’il n’a pas le choix. ».

Né à Akron, Ohio, Arthur est un bassiste de jazz fusion quand il découvre The Velvet Underground à la fin de son adolescence. Il s’est forgé une impressionnante carrière solo commencée avec Big City Secrets en 1997, et fut le premier Américain à signer sur le label Real World de Peter Gabriel. Il rejoindra plus tard Gabriel lors de sa tournée WOMAD en Europe. Deux ans plus tard, en 2000, son disque (EP) Vacancy obtient une nomination aux Grammy Awards pour la meilleure pochette d’album.

Joseph Arthur a sorti douze albums studio et a été membre de deux super groupes, y compris Fistful of Mercy, avec Ben Harper et Dhani Harrison, fils du Beatle George Harrison. Il a collaboré avec Jeff Ament de Pearl Jam pour former le groupe RNDM.

Joseph jouera au Club Soda le 3 décembre à 20 heures.

Joseph Arthur’s abstract renderings are a soulful voice of today, both intense and playfully serious. The artist calls his work “a spiritual quest expressed through form, lines, and color, involving a profound search for the ‘thread’ of life, binding even opposing forces of torment and beauty.” As with Arthur’s music, evocative of such vivid imagery and emotion, his paintings dance with a similarity of animated rhythm and form.

Michael Stipe of REM says: “To riff off a riff; to update Ginsberg’s holy HOWL; to stand this naked; to wrestle an attention deficit world into a moment’s shivering standstill, just for a spiked breath of reflection. Joseph Arthur writes, builds, paints, draws, and creates because he has no choice.”

The Akron, Ohio-born Arthur was a jazz fusion bassist when he first discovered the Velvet Underground in his late teens and forged an impressive solo career that began with 1997’s Big City Secrets, as the first American signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, later joining Gabriel’s WOMAD tour in Europe. Two years later, the EP Vacancy, earned a 2000 Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package.

Joseph Arthur has released twelve studio albums and has been a member of two super groups, including Fistful of Mercy with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle, George Harrison. He collaborated with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament to form the band RNDM.

Joseph will be playing Club Soda on Dec. 3rd at 8PM.

Alien Flowers, new paintings exhibition at Gallery Go

Alien Flowers, new paintings exhibition at Gallery Go in Los Angeles

April 8th, 2015 / 7 – 10 PM

947 N. La Cienega Blvd,  West Hollywood, CA 90069 / 310.657.7111

From far off places
Somewhere deep in the future
Locked in the head of a boy in Akron
Way in the past
Holding onto nothing
As the demons descend
Voices heard, flower blossom
Aliens flowers

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