Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, will premiere his first international exhibition of paintings and prints, titled Rawk, at the third edition of Art New York. Continue reading
How cool is this!? Kirk Hammett’s world-renowned collection of horror and science fiction memorabilia will soon be on display at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Continue reading
Acclaimed for his artwork adorning album covers by bands such as Decrepit Birth, Gorguts, and Warbringer; Dan Seagrave will have his work on display at in a gallery show this weekend. Eridanos Tattoo & Gallery, located in Cambridge, MA will host an event showcasing Seagrave’s work. Continue reading
Former White Zombie co-founder Sean Yseault is curating a photography exhibit featuring other prominent musicians as well as her own work. Presented by Heron Arts, B-Sides: Nine Crossover Hits is a group show exhibiting artists including Moby, Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), Mike Watt (Minutemen & The Stooges), Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs), Pat Sansone (Wilco), Henry Butler, and Louviere+Vanessa (The Quaalords) and Yseult herself. B-Sides opens on September 10, 2016 with a reception from 6:30-9:30 PM and runs through October 1, 2016.
Each musician tells a story through their work. Sean Yseult depicts a secret society party in 1870s New Orleans that turns from decadent to deadly – based partly on research and fact coupled with a dash of fiction. Dave Catching depicts haunting beauty in his black and white photos, capturing images lost in time, from Jerusalem to Joshua Tree. Chris Coleman uses texture and nature to play tricks on the eye, glittering pavement turning into a starry night. Punk legend Mike Watt captures the surreal in photographing his hometown of San Pedro, somehow making a beautiful day on the water look like a post-apocalyptic meltdown. Greg Dulli similarly makes the everyday appear surreal in every shot, capturing some very unexpected moments. Pat Sansone exposes the sleepy south beautifully with his Polaroid, like a Wilco soundtrack. Moby’s work depicts the isolation and alienation that arise from spending years in lifeless and anonymous spaces. Legendary blues pianist Henry Butler captures typical Louisiana subjects – Mardi Gras and the swamps – in the most atypical way, where he has turned being a blind photographer into a plus. Also from New Orleans, photo duo Louviere+Vanessa not only play in bands, but have created an entire show based on photographing music.
Yseult, who has had several new exhibitions and gallery shows in the last few years is best known as the bass player from the multi-platinum band White Zombie. Sean spent her formative years studying music and attending the North Carolina School of the Arts for ballet. She changed majors to visual arts in her senior year of high school due to injury. Her photographic work lead to a scholarship at Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she earned a BFA in photography and graphic design. Following White Zombie’s breakup, she moved to New Orleans in 1996 and returned to her original love of photography and design.
About Heron Arts
Heron Arts was founded in 2013 by Mark Slee, an active member of San Francisco’s creative community, organizing events since the mid-2000s.
Location: 7 Heron Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Gallery Hours : Wednesday through Saturday 3-7PM and by appointment
Dave Lombardo (current Philm and formerly of Slayer drummer) debuted his rhythm on canvas to the public at Forgotten Saints in West Hollywood, CA Saturday, July 11, 2015. This collection is a collaboration with Los Angeles based creativity house SceneFour, who has previously collaborated with RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Bootsy Collins and Chuck D (Public Enemy), Jose Pasillas (Incubus), Page Hamilton (Helmet) and Yngwie Malmsteen, as well as previous gallery showcases with Steven Adler (Guns N Roses) and John 5 (Rob Zombie).
He appeared for an in person symposium for the public at two separate showcases, explaining each art piece which was created by being photographed in the dark using a special clear light producing drum stick, and capturing the rhythms to develop into each abstract artwork piece. Lombardo himself selected and named the dozen pieces within the collection. Each piece is numbered and signed.
Similar showings in New York and Paris (France) are in the works with announcements to come.
If you told me sometime in 2000 that the singer of Lamb of God, whom I saw in Poughkeepsie NY opening up for GWAR, would have his own art exhibition 15 years later I might not have believed you. Tonight we were in downtown Manhattan at Sacred Gallery NYC experiencing just that. A reception to salute of the opening of D. Randall Blythe’s Show Me What You’re Made Of: A Special Photography Exhibition was held. The event was packed with fans and friends of the man. He was around for the entire evening, answering everyone’s questions about each piece, recreated as large format fine art prints for this gallery setting with custom mades frames. His work is very versatile: going from light-hearted to some very dark and personal pieces. It’s an extremely in-depth look into the multifarious mind of Blythe. On the eve of the opening, Randy remarked about his passion for photography and the journey that led to the creation of this collection:
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel literally around the world several times for my job, and for the last few years I have carried a camera with me everywhere I go. Show Me What You’re Made Of will showcase fine art prints of what I consider to be some of the most striking images that I have collected, both at home and during my travels. The body of work is quite diverse, and in an attempt to highlight that diversity, all the photos will be shown in custom made frames made of reclaimed wood, adding to the individuality of each piece. The frames are made by my friend, Richmond, VA musician Greta Brinkman (former bassist for Moby, The Deborah Harry Band, White Cross, and currently with RVA doom merchants Drug Lord). I am especially pleased to have my first exhibit at Sacred Arts, a gallery with such a solid connection to my community- the underground music and arts scene. I hope to see as many of you as possible at the opening, so come on out, check out some photography, and be sure to say hi to me and Greta!”
When asked if this exhibit was going to tour, Randy said if another gallery asked, he would consider it. Show Me What You’re Made Of… is showing at Sacred Gallery NYC from now until June 30th. See it while you can, it’s worth it.
WORDS AND PHOTOS BY OMAR CORDY
Richmond, VA based author, photographer, music critic, composer and Lamb of God vocalist D. Randall Blythe will be holding his upcoming photography exhibition D RANDALL BLYTHE: Show Me What You’re Made Of, taking place from May 2 – June 30, 2015 at Sacred Gallery NYC. The opening reception will take place on May 2nd from 8-11pm. Sacred Gallery NYC is located in Manhattan’s SoHo District at 424 Broadway on the northeast corner of Broadway and Canal.
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel literally around the world several times for my job, and for the last few years I have carried a camera with me everywhere I go.”
“Show Me What You’re Made Of will showcase fine art prints of what I consider to be some of the most striking images that I have collected, both at home and during my travels. The body of work is quite diverse, and in an attempt to highlight that diversity, all the photos will be shown in custom made frames made of reclaimed wood, adding to the individuality of each piece. The frames are made by my friend, Richmond, VA musician Greta Brinkman (former bassist for Moby, The Deborah Harry Band, White Cross, and currently with RVA doom merchants Drug Lord). I am especially pleased to have my first exhibit at Sacred Arts, a gallery with such a solid connection to my community- the underground music and arts scene. I hope to see as many of you as possible at the opening, so come on out, check out some photography, and be sure to say hi to me and Greta!”
Page Hamilton of Helmet will be unveiling an art collection from a new medium – guitar performance on May 1, 2015. For more information, sign up and see it before the release here.