Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Loss For Words

(Losing Louisiana copyright 2009 Jacqueline Bishop)

My friend Jacqueline Bishop has a new show up paintings up at Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, LA. You can check out the work online here. The exhibit is called A Loss For Words and is up for the month of January 2009.

Jacqueline and I collaborated back in 1999 on her mixed media installation Terra. I created a continuous soundtrack to accompany the installation that I released as a CD called 200 Birds. 200 Birds includes performances by Chris Michael (African and Brazilian percussion), Lynn Wright (electric guitar), and Lainie Diamond (mezzo soprano vocals). The CD packaging includes images of Jacqueline’s paintings, and is available to sample and purchase at CD Baby.

Terra went on to show at several galleries across the U.S. from 1999 to 2002. Even as recently as this year it showed with the accompanying music. Jacqueline’s work has a very immediate yet transcendent quality to it. She sounds an alarm while placing you the viewer in a timeless field where past, present, and future are visible. Nature can suffer as a result of humankind, but we are forever interconnected with it: If nature disappears, WE disappear.

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