October 11 - November 15, 2003
October 11 through November 15, 2003
Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were curated by music archivist Michael Ochs and fine artist Craig Butler. Inaugurated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in June 2003, the exhibition consists of images created by one hundred established graphic and fine artists who were invited to create the definitive album cover for their favorite recording artist. Given no boundaries, these artists had the unique opportunity to create their ultimate fantasy album cover as a purely artistic expression. The exhibition runs from October 11 through November 15, 2003, with an opening reception on October 11 from 6 to 9 P.M.
The result of this curatorial endeavor is a highly original and creative collection of contemporary art. The original exhibition feature works by author Kurt Vonnegut, musician Graham Nash, photographer William Claxton, artist Gottfried Helnwein, artist Ralph Steadman, artist Jimmy Wachtel, musician Marilyn Manson, artist Robert Williams, artist John Dismukes, and approximately ninety other artists working in all media. On its first stop since its opening, the exhibition at Track 16 Gallery will be a unique and different version from the original with the addition of new works created by more than forty artists. These artists include Kim Abeles, Sandow Birk, Meg Cranston, Marcel Dzama, Mark Mothersbaugh, Kay Rosen, Craig Stecyk, and Geza X, among others. With the addition of the artists invited by Track 16 Gallery, The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were promises to appeal to both music and art enthusiasts. Please visit The Art Rocks for more.
October 11 through November 15, 2003
Table Turners: Album Covers by Artist Who Hardly do Album Covers
Curated by George Meredith from his own collection, Track 16 Gallery presents "Table Turners: Album Covers by Artist Who Hardly do Album Covers." Over 30 artists are represented in this exhibition including Andy Warhol, Robert Frank, Al Hirschfeld, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Avedon, Robert Longo, Jean-Michel Folon, Salvador Dali, Mort Drucker, Howard Finster, Ed Ruscha, Danny Lyon, and Hilary Knight. After attending an exhibition in Soho that featured 2000 album covers, collector George Meredith had the idea of building a collection of album covers done by artists who generally did not make a living doing so. His collection includes an album cover by Salvador Dali for his good friend, Jackie Gleason, as well as a cover done by Andy Warhol, prior his ascent into art stardom, for jazz label Blue Note RecordsŐ prototype for their newest 16 RPM recording. For Meredith, the purpose of this exhibition is to bring attention to the fact that the album cover, as an art form, was of great importance especially in the 1950s and 1960s.