Canada is recognized for its diverse and distinguished alternative music community. Complex networks of musicians, artists and creative individuals have emerged in both major cities and small towns across the country. While recordings and live performances are a large part of the alternative music experience, the music scene is also defined by distinct visual and material practices. DIY methods, experimentation and collaboration within a vast group of creative individuals embody intersections between music and art.
LookListen is curated by Nathan Heuvingh, and examines the contributions of Michael Comeau, Anne Douris and Martin MacPherson to the visual identity of the Canadian music scene. By creating visual branding and promotional work, these artists have developed unique and inventive styles that push the boundaries of graphic design, animation and printmaking. Posters, videos, album artwork, limited edition prints and other band merchandise are on display in LookListen in an effort to provide a glimpse at the compelling visual and material culture that thrives in Canada.
LookListen brings to light the immense amount of skill and talent that goes into producing captivating materials in the context of the Canadian music scene, while also recognizing these artifacts as unique and coveted objects.
The exhibition will run May 14th - July 14th, 2015
Monday - Saturday 11AM - 6PM