The Chambers Project announces psychedelic art exhibition
The inaugural exhibition on November 12 features one of the most important collections of psychedelic art in existence
NEVADA CITY, Calif., November 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – If there has ever been a defining moment in the history of psychedelic art, “One step forward” – the inaugural collective exhibition of the new The bedrooms project space – is it. On November 12, the gallery will become a professional and serious refuge, a sanctuary of credibility for New Psychedelia in a chaotic art world.
The exhibition represents the first public presentation of what is considered to be one of the most important collections of psychedelic art in existence. The Chambers Project has partnered with Towr Media to provide a state-of-the-art live broadcast experience as well as art projections on the exterior walls of the new building.
Curator Brian Chambers has firmly anchored his claim to the genre’s history by showing treasures of ancient rock music and psychedelic art: rare paintings of rock gods Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix and Les Claypool, as well as original works by genius poster designer Fillmore. Rick Griffin. Spectacular canvases by contemporary artists will plunge viewers into visionary landscapes with tumbling colors and shapes, collapsing into space and, sometimes, escaping from the frames.
Chambers said, “The show links the contemporary psychedelic world to the godfathers of the stage. A mix of the new school and the old school. It’s a celebration of all the major influences that have combined to shape the new psychedelia.
New psychedelic art scene heavy hitters Mars-1 and Oliver Vernon will dominate the space as the two artists take to the canvas together to paint a new piece for a live audience. Mars-1’s style is sensual, delicate, springing from two-dimensional surfaces to three-dimensional worlds. His sophisticated classic touch and heartwarming sense of color invite audiences to appreciate the sensual compositions he creates.
Oliver Vernon’s work began in the traditions of 1950s abstraction, but the psychedelic experience transformed his work, ushering in an intense and colorful freshness. Vernon’s work marks an evolution in the history of all-over painting. Vernon said, “The psychedelic experience was the key to unlocking insane strength. Without interruption, without hesitation, pouring, shifting gears and changing modes quickly, without having to stop and contemplate what they should be. It was a revelation. ”
This inaugural showcase is scheduled to commemorate the 50e anniversary of the collaboration of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman on Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, the gonzo seminal story of Thompson’s hallucinatory journey to the heart of the American dream. Chambers said, “It was the marriage of art and speech in Fear and Loathing that sent me on the journey of my life’s work, to become the first collector and dealer of contemporary psychedelic art.“
Chambers included two of Steadman’s original drawings of Fear and Loathing in the show, vintage doctor gonzo, and The hitchhiker. The exhibit will also include the unveiling of the last bronze Chambers produced for Steadman, the fourth since they began working together in 2014.
It’s also an important anniversary for Roger Dean, who celebrates fifty years of designing iconic cover art for progressive rock band YES. Her cracked global album cover for the album Brittle came out on the 21stst from November 1971. Dean shows three paintings at the exhibition: the magnificent original painting for the group’s most recent album The quest, the Jade Sea, and Inland Sea 2.
Gallery owner and art collector Jacaeber Kastor, whose rare drawings are also featured in the exhibition, sums it up best: “PSychedelic art is an inclusive art. It is a refining process. He tries to clarify. It is exciting. It is generally a more global vision, with a broader vision. We are always amazed to see so much more and to feel so much more.
The exhibition will be open to the public from November 12 to January 11, 2022.
Artists include: Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Roger Dean, Les Claypool, Rick Griffin, Ralph Steadman, Jacaeber Kastor, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Zoltron, Jud Bergeron, 1010ZZZ, MEAR ONE, Sebastian Wahl, Colin Prahl, Isaac Abrams , Kris Kuksi, Justin Lovato, Tahiti Pehrson, Nome Edonna, Leans, Ricardo Chavarria, Freyja Dean, Dan Lam, Candace Thatcher, Jessie Thatcher, Sean Smokovich, Julian Vadas, Trapis.
About the Chambers project
The Chambers Project is an art gallery dedicated to making contemporary psychedelic art accessible in Nevada County. Led by owner and curator Brian Chambers, the Chambers Project showcases emerging artists alongside notables from the art world. The exhibits feature cutting-edge, surreal and abstract fine art and have attracted a dedicated audience.
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