Gallery Go will be hosting critically acclaimed musician and avid visual artist Joseph Arthur in his first LA solo gallery exhibition in several years. Featuring brand new mixed media works on canvas, Alien Flowers visually recants Arthur’s own personal story upon leaving Akron, Ohio and embarking on his ever-evolving journey as an artist.
Using abstract forms, intricate line work and a command of color, the body of work is vivid, emotionally potent and evocative and will resonate with the audience the way in which his music does.
The Akron, Ohio-born Arthur was a jazz fusion bassist when he first discovered the Velvet Underground in his late teens and forged an impressive solo career that began with 1997’s Big City Secrets, as the first American signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, later joining Gabriel’s WOMAD tour in Europe. Two years later, the EP Vacancy, with an album cover he created and designed himself – as he does with most of his releases – earned a 2000 Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. He has released eleven studio albums and has been a member of two super groups, including Fistful of Mercy with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison, and also collaborating with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament in the band RNDM. RNDM is currently putting finishing touches on a full-length album, and Joseph will play in Los Angeles at The Troubadour on June 9, 2015.
Gallery GO is the newest addition to the La Cienega Design Quarter’s contemporary art scene offering a diverse collection of unique and “young” contemporary art and photography, most often tied into musicians and super-stars. Located in the trendy, fashionable, La Cienega Design Quarter just below Santa Monica Blvd. Gallery GO is in a unique boutique space, once occupied by “THEMIS” clothing boutique (1968-71) owned by Jim Morrison of THE DOORS and operated with His lady love,Pamela Curson. Themis was so exclusive that it was rarely open to the public, but became a hangout for the many artists and musicians in the music industry including three Dog Night and Sharon Tate.
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The Pimp by Joseph Arthur
Lonely Dreamer by Joseph Arthur
Horse by Joseph Arthur.