HEAD features work that riffs on portraiture (i.e., heads): paintings by Mariano Chavez, Richard Hull, and Paul Nudd; works on paper by Academy Records with Chris Vorhees, Dan Attoe, Elijah Burgher, Rob Bondgren, Dan Gluibizzi, Edie Fake, Jose Lerma, Gladys Nilsson, Robyn O’Neil, Onsmith/Nudd, and Edra Soto; sculptures by Lilli Carre, Ryan Travis Christian, Eli Jones, Rachel Niffenegger, and Ben Stone; an artist book by Miller & Shellabarger; and photographs by Bob Mizer.
Other interpretations of the word “head” include suggestive work by Larassa Kabel, Stephen Irwin, and Dutes Miller; the John Riepenhoff Experience, in which viewers must stick their own heads into a small rectangular box to view a miniature exhibition of small artworks by Ann Greene Kelly curated by Riepenhoff; and Academy Records’ video and ephemera which take inspiration from the cult 1968 film “Head”, a film that follows made-for-TV rock band, The Monkees, on a kaleidoscopic journey of propaganda and concert footage.
Academy Records will present a screening of the movie “HEAD” (written and produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson, and directed by Rafelson) at Western Exhibitions, with a short introduction by Academy Records principal Stephen Lacy on THURSDAY, February 13 at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.
HEAD will take over the entire exhibition space of Western Exhibitions and will open with a reception, free and open to the public, on Friday, January 31, 5 to 8pm. The show will run through March 8. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. Please contact the gallery for images and more information at firstname.lastname@example.org | (312) 480-8390
Ryan Travis Christian
Miller & Shellabarger
The John Riepenhoff Experience
featuring Ann Greene Kelly