I have a new installation piece in the “On Silence” exhibition, which is the visual art part of the Chelsea Music Festival — where New York based artists respond to the concept of silence in visual art, using the peculiar juxtaposition of two texts of the same title, by Japanese novelist Shusako Endo, and American composer John Cage.
This year the theme of the Festival is Japanese and French influences on contemporary American Art (I happen to be the French artist in the visual art part of the Festival). I have specially created a 53×76″ mix-media mural piece, entitled The Wanderers, in response to the theme of the exhibition.
In conjunction with an evening of performances at the Rubin Museum on June 18th, [ON SILENCE], curated by Janna Dyk, includes works by New York artists in response to the concept of silence in visual art, using the peculiar juxtaposition of two texts of the same title, by premier Japanese novelist Shusako Endo, and the late American composer and theorist John Cage. Via such modes as erasure, negative space, covering, absence, pause, and the like, the works address the psychological, spiritual, and spatial implications of silence.
Artists include Jenna Bauer, David Brown, J Carpenter, Joshua Cave, Lia Chavez, Joshua Clayton, Dean Ebben, Jung Ah Kim, Karine Laval, Thomas Martin, Morgan O’Hara, Ned Shalanski, Kristen Studioso, Karen L. Schiff, Elizabeth Tubergen, and Shimpei Takeda.
Work will be exhibited June 13th to 26th. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm, or by appointment. Three “festival remix” performances (information TBA soon) will occur at the gallery space in direct response to the artwork, with use of John Lennon’s white Imagine piano, lent by Steinway & Sons and Yoko Ono.