Dig For Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies

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DAF fave Kevin Titzer is curating and exhibiting in the group show Dig For Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies which opens tonight at C.A.V.E. Gallery  (in association with Thinkspace) in Venice, California.

The exhibition is the second in an ongoing series of music themed art exhibitions curated by Titzer. The first installment was in 2005 and was titled “Snowball in Hell: Art inspired by They Might Be Giants”.

Of Dig for Fire, Titzer says, “I actually believe the Pixies are a much under rated band for their influence on visual art. This is kind of my small gesture to acknowledge that. You always hear that old Velvet Underground analogy with them, but I don’t think you could’ve walked into any university art department in the 90’s and not heard the Pixies music playing somewhere. They still inform the work I make today and I don’t think I’m alone  For me the seed of the series goes back to the early 90’s music magazine “Raygun”. At the back of most issues were a couple of pages of artwork by musicians interpreting a song from another band. I always looked forward to those pages and always found them interesting. I enjoyed seeing how people could visualize the same song in numerous different ways. ”.

Dig For Fire runs through October 8, 2011.  For more information, visit C.A.V.E. Gallery.

(images courtesy of Hi-Fructose and Kevin Titzer)

paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting

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