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Art September, 5 2008

Scion Presents “The Art of Music”

In conjunction with French collective ill-Studio, Scion presents *The Art of Music* at its 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery.  This exhibition celebrates the intertwining of art and music, and their mutually nurturing relationship.  Music and art have become directly linked by their similar creative approach, especially as they evolve and complement each other through records, posters and flyers.  Art can give music a visual dimension in the same way music can illustrate art.  Both are connected by a common global image and culture.  The Art of Music brings together fifteen international artists to exhibit their visual interpretation of music.

Every music style has its own visual identity that manifests in accompanying artwork and can elevate a great record or band to iconic status.  From psychedelic rock to rave and death metal, punk or hip hop, music has brought many talented artists to the limelight.  In the same manner, many artists, such as Peter Saville, Pushead and Raymond Pettibon, provided music artists and record labels another dimension, bringing them to their now legendary status.  Nowadays, record covers, concert posters and party flyers are viewed as a modern canvas by artists, enabling them to express their work in a medium that travels from hand to hand and outside of the traditional art world.  This group show celebrates this “art of music,” taking it temporarily from the people’s hands and exhibiting it in a gallery space.
 
The opening reception takes place September 6, 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The show will run until September 27. 

More examples of “The Art of Musics” works following the jump.

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