The Joy of Blues
COUNTRY CLUB / LOS ANGELES
MAY 14th - JULY 4th, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MAY 14th 7-9pm
PREVIEW: THURSDAY, MAY 14th 6-7pm
THE JOY OF BLUES
In Gallery II, Country Club is delighted to present The Joy of Blues. The Joy of Blues is a focused collection of works by three artists Barkley Hendricks (CT), Lee Ranaldo (NY), João Paulo Feliciano (Lisbon), exploring sonic histories and the visual manifestations of sound. João Paulo Feliciano's photo collages document the flickering lights of "The Blues Quartet", a sound-to-light sculpture responding to programmed music. Feliciano handles his subject as if he were photographing a band in mid-performance – portraits of colored bulbs and orbs bouncing around the edges of the photographs. Lee Ranaldo, founding member and guitarist for experimental rock band Sonic Youth, digs deep into music history and his own contributions therein to examine the ways that such histories are articulated. Barkley L. Hendricks is one of the most compelling image-makers of his generation. His paintings and photographs since the mid-1960s chart new territory in African-American portraiture, a collision of American realism and postmodernism. Hendricks' contribution to The Joy of Blues is a new photographic print portraying legendary Jazz musician Dexter Gordon.
Country Club is a project-based gallery serving as a catalyst for artists to explore new ideas and ambitious projects placed in thematic context with recent developments in contemporary art.
Yaoska Davila or Lizabeth Belli
451 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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