I’m very excited to head out to Albuquerque New Mexico this Friday for my dear friend Billy Joe Miller’s show of new works entitled WAKE. In addition to creating many lovely new flat works for the show, he has also carefully curated a CD compilation featuring several previously unreleased tracks of mine as well exclusive music from members of A Hawk and a Hacksaw & Deerhoof, Coconut, Twig Palace, Jordan O Jordan, and others. All music was written with the spirit of the Fall season in mind. The event will be split in two: an opening at 5G North Gallery from 6-9p followed by live music next door at Kosmos starting at 9p. Billy has graced both of my album’s Fountain & In Search of Light with his beautiful artwork. It’s a real honor to be there and to be a part of this moment in time. If you happen to live in and around the Albuquerque area or know folks who do, please come on out and help spread the good word!
Autumnally yours ) ) )
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One of my favorite SF web/print publications The Bold Italic wrote a nice article recapping the recent opening I played at for Far Far Near over at Adobe Books curated by artist James Sterling Pitt. It was a beautiful coming together of art, music, and community. The show will be up for a solid month so if you didn’t make it to the opening, please do yourself a favor and go check out the artwork! One of the three artists is my dear friend Billy Joe Miller who came all the way out from Albuquerque to show. Billy is responsible for both the covers to my albums Fountain & more recently In Search of Light. He’s amazing! Thanks very much to Marion from The Bold Italic for the kind words and pics….
Head on over HERE to read the full article!
I’ll be playing some music for an exciting group show coming up in SF at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery curated by James Sterling Pitt. One of my dear friends Billy Joe Miller will be coming all the way from Albuquerque New Mexico to show work! Billy’s done the cover art to both of my solo albums Fountain (Root Strata 2010) and In Search Of Light (Students Of Decay 2011) so it’s really special to be able to play music in the same room with his artwork. Please have a look at the press release below for details and share it with your peeps ) ) )
Really hope you can make it out!
My desire to see the light, my desire to be pure
Underground I visualize sighing ocean dream
Returnal – You’ve never left, you’ve been here the whole time
-Returnal, Oneohtrix Point Never
FAR FAR NEAR
new work by: Lauren Douglas, Billy Joe Miller, and Christopher West
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
January 14 – February 12, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, January 14, 7-10pm
Curated by James Sterling Pitt
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery is pleased to present FAR FAR NEAR, a group exhibition featuring the work of Lauren Douglas, Billy Joe Miller, and Christopher West. The exhibition concept centers on memory, its dissolution and recollection, viewed through an autobiographical lens. Curator James Sterling Pitt initiated conversations with the three artists around such diverse images and events as a disintegrating beach house, a mother whale stranded in the Klamath River, and a World Series baseball game inturrupted by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The resulting mixed-media exhibition expands on such universal ideas as nostalgia, family ties, and attempts to fix a fleeting moment in time.
The opening reception will feature special musical sets by three Bay Area bands: Upside Drown, fieldguide, and Danny Paul Grody. Please visit the Backroom Gallery blog for more info and updates on events to accompany the exhibition.
Image: Billy Joe Miller, Sea Light, 2010