NOISE POP ART

THE ART OF NOISE
Art Inspired by Music

FEBRUARY 19-28, 2010
PROJECT ONE
OPENING: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010, 7-10PM

With DJ Duserock and live art installation "Drums and Roses" by Ted Riederer with Danny Luehring of Tiny Television

The Art of Noise 2010 celebrates artists who are inspired to create work that traverses the two timeless muses of Art and Music: Lionel Deluy captures contemporary music creators in-camera and morphs them to new artistic highs, Jillian Kogan incorporates elements associated with music (CDs, drugs, lyrics) into institutional declarations of patriotism, Russell Young's lauded Pig Portraits transform iconic mugshots of musicians into silk-screened symbols of status, award-winning photographer Scott McDermott shares a selection from his Mandela Day series, each image gently pursuing meaning from the eyes and hands of renowned musicians, Bay Area resident Ezra Li Eismont's art is about place, time, and our inner connection to the creative force of music, while Ted Riederer transforms musical performances into permanent pieces of art.

Curated by The Nation of Artist's Elliot Kotek and Noise Pop's Stacy Horne, The Art of Noise is presented by Brooke Waterhouse at Project One. Special Thanks to Guitar Center.


Noise Pop and Hotel Biron Present
OUTSIDE THE CROWD

FEBRUARY 4 - MARCH 3, 2010
HOTEL BIRON
OPENING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010, 7-10PM
NOISE POP HAPPY HOUR: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010, 5-8PM

This group show of rock photography offers a glimpse into those intimate moments in which we feel a personal and almost spiritual connection with the musicians who bare their souls for us. Seeing a live show can be a direct way to share a profound moment with the musicians, one that we do not get to experience by listening to a recording. There is a certain magical element to sharing a specific moment and the physical space of the artists themselves as they are creating. But these moments arenít always during a performance. There are intimate moments in the process of creating that the general public does not see, but has been captured by an observant photographer. These images aim to illustrate the musiciansí artistry and individual personalities through a single still photograph, and share the intimacy of artistic creation with the public.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS: Andrew Paynter, Ashod Simonian, Charlie Homo, Debra Zeller, Heather Bernard, Jeanne Ellenby, Jerome Brunet, Josh Withers, Paige Parsons, Peter Ellenby