October 11 through November 15, 2003
THE GREATEST ALBUM COVERS THAT NEVER WERE
30 July 2003, Santa MonicaÐTrack 16 Gallery is pleased to present The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were curated by music archivist Michael Ochs and fine artist Craig Butler. Inaugurated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in June 2003, the exhibition consists of images created by one hundred artists who were invited to create the definitive album cover for their favorite recording artist. Given no boundaries, these artists had the unique opportunity to create their ultimate fantasy album cover as a purely artistic expression. The exhibition runs from October 11 through November 15, 2003, with an opening reception on October 11 from 6 to 9 P.M.
The result of this curatorial endeavor is a highly original and creative collection of contemporary art. The original exhibition feature works by author Kurt Vonnegut, musician Graham Nash, photographer William Claxton, artist Gottfried Helnwein, artist Ralph Steadman, artist Jimmy Wachtel, musician Marilyn Manson, artist Robert Williams, artist John Dismukes, and approximately ninety other artists working in all media. On its first stop since its opening, the exhibition at Track 16 Gallery will be a unique and different version from the original with the addition of new works created by more than forty artists.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Track 16 Nights will continue on four consecutive Friday nights, beginning on October 17. Panel discussions with participating artists, and several multimedia presentations will be featured. Track 16 Nights start at 8 P.M.; admission is $5. Please RSVP to 310.264.4678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, images, or additional press material, please call 310.264.4678. An exhibition catalogue will be for available for purchase throughout the run of the show.