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Art/Music/Alchemy Exhibition Feat. Work From Liars, The Pixies, Les Savy Fav + More

Art/Music/Alchemy Exhibition Feat. Work From Liars, The Pixies, Les Savy Fav + More

Tuesday, 18th January 2011 10:44AM

An exciting new exhibition is launching this week at Auckland's Starkwhite Gallery that features work from members of some of our favourite bands. Curated by Los Angeles based artist, Whitney Bedford, the show includes work from musicians such as Julian Gross from Liars, Harrison Haynes from Les Savy Fav, David Lovering from The Pixies, Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem, Devendra Banhart and more (full list below).

The show will open to the public on January 21st and runs through to February 21st. Starkwhite Gallary is located on K'rd (number 510).

You can also catch a couple of the bands live soon - LCD Soundsystem at the Big Day Out on Friday and Les Savy Fav in AK and Wellington at the start of February (click HERE for more info).

Press Release:

Starkwhite is pleased to announce the Art/Music/Alchemy exhibition will launch on January 20 2011. Curated by Los Angeles based artist, Whitney Bedford, the show features original artworks by some of the most interesting contemporary recording artists including Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem), Pat Mahoney (LCD Sounsytem), Rob Reynolds (Dungbeetle), Raffi Kalenderian (Wounded Lion) , David Lovering (The Pixies), Julian Gross (Liars), Devendra Banhart, Janine Rostron (Planningtorock), Sarah Anderson and Luke Fishbeck (Lucky Dragons), Hisham A. Bharoocha (The Boredoms, Soft Circle), Tim Presley (Darker My Love), Harrison Haynes (Les Savy Fav), Adam Tuille, and Tomory Dodge (Capacitor) among others.

Alchemy is an ancient practice which attempts to magically change base metals into gold. The alchemist, much like an artist or musician, transforms the mundane into the spectacular, the worthless into the priceless through this creative protoscience. In curating the show, Bedford draws the line between the practice of visual art making in symbiosis to music making. Visual artists are often dependent and captive to a musical score when working, and many musicians see their work as echoes of a visual experience.

Bedford, as a visual artist, felt a dependence in music to create work, but at the same time felt that although incredibly related, the act of creating music remained largely magical and intangible to her, thus the idea of alchemy between the two.

The show will open to the public on January 21st and runs through to February 21st.

Located in New Zealand on Aucklandís Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artistsí projects, solo shows, independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and other interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also represents artists from New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific-rim.






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