Steve Smith’s drum art: ‘The Fabric of Rhythm’
An exclusive collection of artistry with rhythm on canvas
Master drummer Steve Smith of Mike Stern, Journey, Bill Evans, and Vital Information among many others, has teamed up with Los Angelesbased visual art team SceneFour to release ‘The Fabric of Rhythm’, a collection of artistry with rhythm on canvas.
You’ve also been working with SceneFour, which is a company that does really imaginative art.
Carl Palmer: Yes, we started last year when I was on tour with Asia. We’d met up a couple of times and then we met up to try and actually create some art together, which we managed to do in Calabasas, California. I was very interested in what I considered to be the hidden art form. And what it is, Leslie, is basically we set up the drums in a room and we black the room out completely so it’s pitch black. And the drumsticks that I’m using have got small LED lights set into the end of them. So as I play, I create all these various shapes and shadows and things. And if I play various rhythms, let’s say the rhythm to “Tank” or “Tarkus,” you can actually see this other sort of art form taking place. The shadow of the lights and the various colors that we’ve used, we use different colors on each stick, has given obviously a lot of rainbow type effects.
Steve Smith became a legend as the former drummer of Journey, and with band Vital Information he’s taken the jazz world on a groundbreaking rhythmic ride, but on May 15, 2013 he’ll be releasing a fine art debut collection of rhythm on canvas titled “The Fabric of Rhythm.” The collection which has been many months in the making is unique to the genre of rhythm on canvas, as it incorporates a focus on symmetry and utilizes notation.
THE COMMEMORATIVE ART PRINT for
ABSTRACT + RHYTHM LANDSCAPES
by Jose Pasillas II
AVAILABLE NOW - EDITION OF 300
The new art print from Jose Pasillas II has arrived. Created in 2013, the Commemorative piece serves as a bookend to his fine art debut collection “Abstract + Rhythm Landscapes.” A limited edition of 300 in the world, each piece is numbered and signed.
As for the imagery featured within the piece, Pasillas combined sketches of birds and the majestic fish he had drawn for the Abstract + Rhythm Landscape collection. Behind the hand drawn elements is a sophisticated and highly detailed background created from a fusion of rhythm captured through light and Jose’s notorious pattern-work.
Warhol, Picasso, Chagall … Def Leppard? The British hard rockers will indeed join the company of some of the world’s greatest artists next month with an exclusive exhibit at Martin Lawrence Galleries in The Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.
In honor of the band’s upcoming residency at the Hard Rock Hotel, the gallery will display 10 original works by drummer Rick Allen from March 22 through April 10. Titled “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change,” Allen’s debut collection features abstract multimedia images exploring how the rhythms of Allen’s drum patterns translate onto canvas.
It’s official…we are proud and excited to announce that we’ll be showcasing our 2012 collaboration with Rick Allen titled Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change at Martin Lawrence Galleries, Las Vegas, from March 22, 2013 to April 10, 2013. The collection, which sold at a record breaking pace will be on display and available. For those that haven’t been, Martin Lawrence’s Vegas location is unbelievable. They don’t call it America’s premiere gallery for nothing. With 27,000 square feet of the finest art anywhere, a visit to this gallery is truly an exceptional event.
We will also be holding two meet and greet nights at the gallery and would love to see you there – March 28, 2013 at 6:30pm and April 4, 2013 at 6:30pm at the gallery. If you’re interest in coming to the in-person events, we kindly ask that you visit www.rickallenart.com to RSVP for the date you’d like to attend.
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen moves from drumkit to art canvas, as he debuts his fine art release Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries in Las Vegas. The show runs from March 22 to April 10, 2013, get more details at www.rickallenart.com. Hope to see you there!
RHYTHM IS THE MEDIUM. Created over the course of 2012, Carl Palmer’s fine art debut is historic, as he pioneers a new visual art medium with Twist of the Wrist. Working with notorious creative team SceneFour, Palmer is unveiling a collection of epic canvases built from rhythm. Like a painter using brushes and paints, Carl Palmer is utilizing drumsticks of different color and light temperatures to perform for canvas, with each beat captured and translated into a visual masterpiece.