VISUAL MUSIC - Graham Fowler & Ray Stephanson
Reception: Friday December 15, 6 - 8 PM
December 15 - 30
As we close in upon the shortest and darkest day of the year, Art Placement is delighted to present an artist project that celebrates light, colour, music, and collaboration. VISUAL MUSIC is the collaborative creation of musician-composer Ray Stephanson and visual artist Graham Fowler.
Stephanson initiated the cross-disciplinary play by musically interpreting one of Fowler’s paintings. Fowler, best known for his paintings in oil, responded to Stephanson’s musical composition through a series of images developed entirely digitally. Now several years on, a large body of collaborative work has emerged from this creative back-and-forth.
For the first public presentation of their collaboration, Stephanson and Fowler bring music and image together into a multi-sensory installation. Both artists have approached the project with an exploratory inquisitiveness, thinking about what a painting might sound like, or what a musical composition might look like when visualized in color, pattern, and optical movement. The resulting installation combines moving images with an immersive soundscape, connecting the eyes with the ears, the act of looking with the embodied experience of sound.
We hope you will join us on December 15th from 6 - 8 PM to meet the artists and celebrate the presentation of their work.