Curated by Jo-El Lopez
October 5th – November 17th, 2018
Opening Reception October 5th 7-10pm
Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery
Whether inviting to the eye or to the ear, what is the purpose of art if not to evoke? So What, the opening track of Miles Davis’ — and jazz’s most famous — album, Kind of Blue, dares to answer that question.
While deceptively simplistic in structure, So What’s sophistication lies within the measured ease of its three soloists. In the case of So What: A Visual Interpretation, curator Jo-El Lopez makes a similar statement about what happens when a group of visual artists are given the same piece of music to examine and reimagine?
In this exhibition, each artist’s work independently represents a cross section of styles, political platforms, and purpose. And with Lopez’s curatorial approach at the helm, the show presents itself as the perfect unification of visual art and interpretation of sound.
Red the Philosopher
Jillian M. Rock
Bleriot Mendel Thompson
Image by France Garrido.