Hackney Picturehouse Gallery is delighted to present the first joint exhibition of artists Julie Bennett and Gerald O’Dowd.
What influence has music had on you? Most people can name at least one musician that has had a strong impact on their lives. Who would you choose?
Music Makers, an exhibition of new work by visual artists Bennett and O’Dowd, explores their connection with their musical icons. Listening to music has had a profound and ongoing influence on both of their practices and on them personally. However, it is the stories of the icons behind the sounds – their lives, fame, and art – that inspires the most. Drawing from very different experiences, the artists present work influenced by subjects who, in addition to creating music, have expressed their creativity in visual form.
Crossing over five decades of music, this series includes Patti Smith, Florence Welch, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Boy George, David Bowie, Courtney Love, Yoko Ono and others.
The exhibition runs 2 – 29 April.