The Art of Noise
Noise Pop and The Nation of Artists Present
THE ART OF NOISE:
Art Inspired by Music @ Project One
February 19-28, 2010
OPENING: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010, 7-10PM
With DJ Duserock and live art installation "Drums and Roses" by Ted Riederer with Danny Luehring of Tiny Television
Only music and the visual arts of sculpting, painting and (arguably) architecture, have serenaded us throughout the entire course of human history. Film has existed for just over 100 years, photography for less than 200, and the novel not even 300 years.
As the veritable foundations of our storytelling, music and the artistic image enable us to express our times and triumphs, our trials and tribulations, and our tastes. That music has inspired the visual artist is quite simply a fact, that art has inspired song is likewise a given.
THE ART OF NOISE 2010 celebrates artists who are inspired to create work that traverses our two timeless muses: LIONEL DELUY captures contemporary music creators in-camera and morphs them to new artistic highs, JILLIAN KOGAN incorporates elements associated with music (CDs, drugs, lyrics) into institutional declarations of patriotism, RUSSELL YOUNG’s lauded Pig Portraits transform iconic mugshots of musicians into silk-screened symbols of status, award-winning photographer SCOTT MCDERMOTT shares a selection from his Mandela Day series, each image gently pursuing meaning from the eyes and hands of renowned musicians, and TED RIEDERER transforms musical performances into permanent pieces of art. Local artist, REBECCA GOLDFARB presents her rhapsody in blue.
Curated by The Nation of Artist’s Elliot Kotek and Noise Pop’s Stacy Horne, The Art of Noise is presented by Brooke Waterhouse at:
251 Rhode Island St (at 15th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
About Lionel Deluy
French photographer Lionel Deluy assisted industry giants Mario Testino and Jean Batise Mondino before cruising to the Californian coastline. His distinctively charming manner has earned him the right to reveal the most private perspective of our public film and music industry icons, including Gary Oldman, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, The Game, Kevin Bacon, Jessica Simpson, David Lynch, Dita von Teese, Ice Cube and Marilyn Manson. Deluy is fresh from a successful solo L.A. show “Evolution,” presented by Factory 311 and De La Barracuda. www.lioneldeluy.com
About Jillian Kogan
For five years, Kogan has dedicated herself to reinterpreting flags used symbolically for signaling or identification, forming and transforming dys/functional declarations that are more traditionally used in environments where verbal communication presents a challenge. Kogan has exhibited throughout Los Angeles, including at the American Music Awards, and her work is in the collections of the California Arts Council, Creative Artists Agency, The Jason Foundation, MTV Networks, The Bear Flag Museum, Ron Meyer, Sir Peter Osborne and Dwight Yoakam. www.jilliankogan.com
About Russell Young
Describing his own style as “gritty, iconographic, and culled,” Russell Young joined the silk-screening ‘art’ world after comprehensive careers in music videos (directing) and photography. Young has made a name for himself by taking on the big-ticket items known as fame, crime, American culture, sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, pornography and violence. The images shown here are representations from his series “Pig Portraits,” a prelude to his more recent provocative projects, “Dirty Pretty Things,” “Diamond Dust,” “Fame + Shame” that deal with yet broader palates of iconography. In direct contrast to the color inherent in his work, Young’s pieces strike directly at the jugular of what constitutes artistic eye candy. Although a presence online at www.russellyoung.com, Young himself is just as often found helping out the artistic arm of children’s charity Art of Elysium (www.theartofelysium.org).
About Scott McDermott
U.S.-born, McDermott grew up in Switzerland, backpacked America's wild west and hiked Nepal's Himalayas before committing to a college life spent mostly in a darkroom. After several years as an assistant to a wide variety of NYC photographers, he struck out on his own, shooting sports figures and extreme activities. Initially focused on action and event coverage, McDermott's work shifted toward the athletes themselves and their remarkable abilities, which led to photographing others who'd made their marks on Hollywood and the music industry. McDermott has captured portraits of hundreds of the worlds best creative minds at the Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes and Toronto film festivals, and his work has appeared in magazines ranging from "Men's Health" to "Time." Along with his key photographic art exhibitions, McDermott recently shot a series on "Mandela Day," capturing the hands and heads of many of those who turned out to support Nelson Mandela's message. Scott is based in New York City where he brings distinctive style to editorial and advertising clients that include ABC, Absolut, Adidas Golf, Bank of America, Champion, HBO, Nike, Tanqueray, Jet Blue, Time Warner, Ralph Lauren and Target. McDermott was recently named a winner in Communication Arts Photography Annual awarding the best photography of 2009. www.scottmdermott.com
About Ted Riederer
One-time refugee from punk and sometime band member, Ted Riederer has armed himself with photography equipment, painting supplies, electric guitars, amplifiers, old LPs, record players, drum kits, hard disk recorders and long stemmed roses as he’s ambled artistically from the Americas to the Antipodes.
If music was an elegy to his lost youth, and if music was a search for his lost soul, then his painting has been has been the harvest reaped from those sounds sewed. In addition to shows in San Francisco, Riederer’s work has shown in exhibitions at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery and the Stux Gallery (both in New York) and the Goff+Rosenthal Gallery in Berlin.
About The Nation of Artists
The NoA is a home for interviews, reviews, recommendations and observations which together paint an intimate, informative and up-to-date picture of the contemporary art scene. The Nation's artists come from the full range of disciplines and openly share the contents of their studios, enlightening all as to their various processes, pains, plans and inspirations. Located at www.thenationofartists.com, the NoA is founded by award winning writer, actor and photographer, Elliot V. Kotek, the former Editor-in-Chief of Moving Pictures and contributor to Los Angeles Confidential, Gotham, GQ and Details’ Style.com, Distinction, C, The Book LA, Black & White, ARTandLiving, MovieMaker, Fade In: and dozens of other publications.
About Project One
Project One (art, music, everyone) is a new kind of gallery curated by Brooke Waterhouse that represents local, national and international artists and focuses on contemporary art from artists that its founders love. Located in the Design District at 251 Rhode Island Street, just below Potrero Hill. The gallery is 1,200 sq ft with 20 ft ceilings and the lounge is 2,000 sq ft with a decorative blend of raw, yet elegant. The bar/lounge features a carefully selected list of wines & sakes, a well-rounded beer menu and soju infused cocktails, and features an eclectic lineup of djs nightly. www.p1sf.com
About Noise Pop
Noise Pop is the West Coast’s premier music, film and arts festival, showcasing the best of the established and emerging independent music and culture scene in the country. Now in its 18th year, Noise Pop attracts over 20,000 culture-creators to some of the most influential San Francisco venues to hear acts such as the White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Cat Power, Death Cab for Cutie, Rogue Wave, and the Magnetic Fields – all bands that have been instrumental forces in shaping the current music and culture scene. The event has achieved grassroots and critical success, being called “one of the most respected indie rock extravaganzas in the country” by Pitchfork Media, itself dubbed ‘the most influential tastemaker on the music scene’ by Wired Magazine. www.noisepop.com
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