On behalf of all of us at VOLUME, we would like to thank all of the artists, de Young staff, SFEMF, swissnex San Francisco, and everyone who attended for making rE/Visioning the Collection such a terrific success. A year and a half in the making, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you.
VOLUME is pleased to announce that Scores will open May 7 at Lawrimore Project in Seattle.
The relationship between musical scores and conceptual art is well documented: from early Stockhausen scores and John Cage’s seminal work, to the conceptual art strategies of Sol LeWitt and Yoko Ono, artists have found the idea of the score as a useful tool to further artistic practices. Historically, visual artists have used the notion of the score to transmit a set of instructions for completing an artwork (LeWitt) or in other cases the score itself is the final piece (Ono).
For this exhibition, we have asked 14 artists to participate in this tradition by creating a new visual work that will also serve as a musical score for another artist or musician to interpret and perform.
The artists in Scores include Nayland Blake, Julie Davidow, Lecia Dole-Recio, Fallen Fruit, Steven Hull, Tomo Isoyama, Monique Jenkinson, Nina Katchadourian, Keep Adding, Simon Leung, Lucky Dragons, Eamon Ore-Giron, Steve Roden, David Schafer, and Laetitia Sonami.
The Scores exhibition is part 1 of a 2-part project. More information on the entire project will be forthcoming.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend taking an afternoon to see the latest body of work by Los Angeles artist and curator Steven Hull. Steven’s current installation is a dizzying riot of colors, carnivalesque figures, and rhythmic geometric patterns, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most jaded gallery visitor.
Steven’s own artistic practice extends beyond the studio, as he has authored several incredible projects over the years that span disciplines and media, literally involving hundreds of artists, writers, musicians, and the like. Two of his projects in particular, Song Poems and I‘m Still In Love With You, playfully explore the relationship between visual arts practices and music.
We’re especially excited to see such phenomenal work from Steven as he is participating in an exhibition we are curating for Lawrimore Project in Seattle. Scores, which opens May 7, will feature work by Steven (as well as work by 13 other artists including Nayland Blake, Julie Davidow, Fallen Fruit, Tomo Isoyama, Monique Jenkinson, Nina Katchadourian, Keep Adding, Simon Leung, Lucky Dragons, Eamon Ore-Giron, Steve Roden, David Schafer, and Laetitia Sonami).
Details about Scores will be announced here in the coming weeks.