Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Matt Sorum Signing In Los Angeles

We met up with Matt Sorum today, the first musician to create with SceneFour in our Art of Drums Project. Sorum sat down to sign the pieces before they are shipped.

To see Sorum's collection with SceneFour, visit www.mattsorumart.com

Stephen Perkins Signing Collection Underway

Before Janes Addiction kicks into another leg of their tour, Stephen Perkins and SceneFour met up for a signing session of his canvas series. Stephen's dog supervised.

To see Stephen's Collection with SceneFour, visit www.theartofstephenperkins.com

A Week of Drums at SceneFour

It's been a busy start to the week as we are all recouping from an awesome launch to the art collection from Frankie Kash Waddy. Kash's collection is incredible if you haven't seen it yet. As drummer for Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubber Band, Kash was always on our wish list to create artwork with.

If you haven't seen Kash's collection, take a look at www.frankiekash.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The World Premiere of Scenefour; Private Viewing Contest

Andrew Weiss Gallery & SceneFour present:


The Visual Art of SceneFour and…

The RZA, Chuck D, Bootsy Collins, Page Hamilton, Angelo Moore, DJ QBert, Shavo Odadjian, Matt Sorum, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Stephen Perkins, George Lynch

The Andrew Weiss Gallery

Public Exhibition: September 15 – November 1, 2011

Four years ago, SceneFour partners Cory Danziger and Ravi Dosaj embarked on a project to unite the worlds of music and visual art. With a wishlist and two lifetimes of ideas, they approached some of the world's most influential musicians with the aim of collaborating with each of them on a series of fine art pieces that would immortalize them on canvas as their music has onstage. Two years later, Village Voice named their Victory Or Death collaboration with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan "the greatest painting of 2010". And now, after works with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Bootsy Collins, Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down, Matt Sorum of Guns 'N Roses fame, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Frankie "Kash" Waddy of Parliament/Funkadelic, Page Hamilton of Helmet and George Lynch of Dokken, SceneFour presents "Come Together", an exclusive exhibition at Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA where Danziger and Dosaj will finally display these groundbreaking canvases in person, with a little help from the stars on the wishlist that started it all.

The creation of each piece is an intensive process spanning a year or more, with SceneFour and the musician working intimately together every step. “The musicians we’re working with are the most talented on the planet, and that talent stretches beyond simply music. The evidence is seen in how each piece turns out,” says Danziger. When the artwork is completed, a limited number of giclee duplicates are made with all in the series numbered, signed and often manipulated individually by the collaborating musician, spontaneously adorning each canvas with anything from song lyrics to handprints to cut-up cigarette cartons, making each piece a true original.

Dosaj and Danziger began their creative journey in 2004 with The Original Lefty’s, an anti-war clothing line that fused rock imagery with political messages. Carried in more than 100 stores nationwide, The Original Lefty’s most notorious image featured President George W. Bush wearing KISS makeup, with words DISS above it. SceneFour has also provided design and conceptual for Al Gore’s Current Television, MTV-U, and fashion house Bishop of Seventh, as well as graphics for releases by Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance and The Pixies. SceneFour is also the co-owner of Funk University with Bootsy Collins, an online learning institution for bass players worldwide.

“Come Together"'s September 14 opening night will be a private reception, with RZA, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Stephen Perkins and many more of SceneFour's legendary collaborators slated to walk the red carpet at Andrew Weiss Gallery. The exhibition will be open to the public through November 1.

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