Sound, Image, Object: The Intersection of Art and Music

September 13 – October 14, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 4-6 pm

The exhibition features 20 artists from throughout the United States who make reference—either literally or conceptually—to music and sound in their sculptures, photographs, prints, and mixed-media installations. The participating artists are Mauricio Ancalmo, Terry Berlier, John Cage, Brian Caraway, Chuck Close, Bruce Conner, Lewis deSoto, Chris Duncan, Jacqueline Kyomi Gordon, Victoria Haven, Robert Hudson, Christopher Janney, Paul Kos, Tom Marioni, Jack Ox, Sarah Rara, Steve Reich, Isabelle Sorrell, Alice Wheeler, and William T. Wiley.

Just as the human senses of seeing and hearing have always been interrelated, visual art and music have long influenced one another, though the number of artists working with sound—and the variety of their approaches—increased dramatically during the 20th century. While some artists, such as Wassily Kandinsky, sought to evoke sound through their use of color, others, like John Cage, directly incorporated musical scores and ambient sound into their work. Contemporary visual artists have been no less fascinated by—and involved with—music and other sounds than were there predecessors, and they are the subject of the exhibition Sound, Image, Object: The Intersection of Art and Music.