a summer group exhibition in partnership with Soundwall that reaffirms music and visual art as inseparable forms of expression.
Featuring: Ricky Aiello, Joseph Arthur and Spencer Tunick, Mia Berg, Jordan Doner, Walker Fee, Fab 5 Freddy, Elliot Goldstein, Justin Jay, Matt Jones, Derek Reist, Carrie Mae Rose, Allan Tannenbaum (courtesy of Rock Paper Photo) and Jay West
Curated by: Michael Namer, founder of Gallery 151 & Laura O’Reilly of Wallplay
Gallery 151 announced Inseparable: The Soundwall Experience, a summer group exhibition in partnership with Soundwall that reaffirms music and visual art as inseparable forms of expression. Soundwall is customized, hand-crafted, framed artwork that hangs on the wall and plays music wirelessly. Using the Soundwall technology as a channel to explore the bond between sound and sight, each artist was asked to curate a song paired to their visual work.
Fred Brathwaite, also known as Fab 5 Freddy, has created an original piece for Gallery 151’s Inseparable exhibition. His vibrant, high energy “remixed” compositions have been exhibited around the world. In Fab 5 Freddy’s own words, “My abstract remix paintings were consciously conceived with a clear nod to the creative process that led to the development and creation of recorded hip hop music, which also is key in the development of the musical concept of the remix.”
Painter and musician Joseph Arthur and photographer Spencer Tunick are collaborating on a work which draws from a series they debuted last summer in La Cieneguita, Mexico. Arthur will paint on one of Tunick’s photographs of 15 women who posed nude on a rooftop in Redhook, Brooklyn. With Arthur’s music playing from the print, the Soundwall technology allows the collaboration to come even further to life as an audio-visual project. Following the acclaim for his new album Lou, Arthur’s song selection is highly anticipated. Rolling Stone calls the acoustic album “a moving tribute to Lou Reed.”
Painters in the exhibition Matt Jones, Jay West, Walker Fee, Ricky Aiello, Derek Reist and Bradley Theodore were asked to choose a song that inspired their work or played a part in the artistic process. The resulting works range from the figurative to abstract. Photographers Justin Jay, Mia Berg, Elliot Goldstein, Jordan Doner and Allan Tannenbaum paired songs to their prints, providing a voice to their images. The photographic prints take on new life with audio pulsing through them. Carrie Mae Rose contributed a digital design that reprises her exploration of the tetrahedron, which she first incorporated into her 3D-printed wearable “Wings” series that first debuted at Eyebeam.
Beginning July 16th, each piece of art will be featured on the capsule site experience.soundwall.co. As you scroll over each artwork, the song that the artist curated for his or her piece will play, creating a hybrid virtual Soundwall experience. The private opening reception will take place July 16th and will be open to the public until September 1st 11am-6pm at Gallery 151 in Chelsea.
Inseparable: The Soundwall Experience is a hybrid art, music & tech series featuring artist collaborations, exhibitions and events that seamlessly integrate art and music like never before. For more information visit: www.experience.soundwall.co.