Hello folks!

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!

Christopher West, Sea Light

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

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