Thanks to Martin Lawrence Galleries, people who attended the art show and the people who couldn’t make it but were there in spirit.
Warhol, Picasso, Chagall … Def Leppard? The British hard rockers will indeed join the company of some of the world’s greatest artists next month with an exclusive exhibit at Martin Lawrence Galleries in The Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.
In honor of the band’s upcoming residency at the Hard Rock Hotel, the gallery will display 10 original works by drummer Rick Allen from March 22 through April 10. Titled “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change,” Allen’s debut collection features abstract multimedia images exploring how the rhythms of Allen’s drum patterns translate onto canvas.
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen moves from drumkit to art canvas, as he debuts his fine art release Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries in Las Vegas. The show runs from March 22 to April 10, 2013, get more details at www.rickallenart.com. Hope to see you there!
from Modern Drummer:
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen announces the debut of his fine art collection entitled, Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change. The collection will be released on Wednesday, April 18 exclusively at RickAllenArt.com. Allen worked with L.A. creativity house SceneFour to translate rhythm into visual art. The result is a collection of abstract imagery built directly from the artists’ rhythmic prowess. “The collection reveals something that up until recently I didn’t even know existed, transforming sound into light,” says Allen about his work. With this debut, Allen is holding true to a lifetime of breaking barriers, from overcoming the loss of his left arm and forging ahead with Def Leppard to the height of the band’s successes to the founding of The Raven Drum Foundation, an organization focused on serving, educating, and empowering veterans and people in crisis.
With only 300 pieces available in the collection, those interested are encouraged to sign up at www.RickAllenArt.com for an opportunity to see the collection before the public unveiling on April 18, 2012. Those who sign up will also have access to exclusive information, videos, and interviews prior to the release.
Rick Allen became involved in philanthropic efforts with his wife and musician Lauren Monroe after losing his left arm in an automobile accident. Together, the duo has founded the Raven Drum Foundation with a mission to serve, educate, and empower veterans and people in crisis. With a rich legacy of music and humanitarian work, Allen is gearing up for another chapter in his career with his fine art debut, Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change.
About Scene Four
SceneFour is a Los Angeles creativity house specializing in the conceptual and design of collaborative artwork with musical icons. Throughout the creation of each release, SceneFour’s team works closely with the musician to execute the visual ideas of the recording artist. To date, SceneFour has collaborated on fine art with an impressive list of musicians including The RZA, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, TLC and members of Janes Addiction, Guns N’ Roses, and System of a Down. In 2011, SceneFour released its first comprehensive book of collaborative art titled Come Together through Edition Iconix Publishing. For more information on SceneFour, visit www.scenefour.com.
from The Art Newspaper:
Glam rock’s most famous one-armed drummer, Rick Allen of the hard-charging English band Def Leppard, is making his debut in the visual art world on 18 April with a collection of abstract images based on the pounding rhythms of his 1980s hair metal. Using graphic design and photography in a collaboration with the Los Angeles creative production company SceneFour, Allen has created 300 images of himself drumming live and entwined in an array of neon lights following the movements of his drumbeats. The waves of colourful light trailing his drumstick are reminiscent of the light shows from Def Leppard’s heyday, or the effects of hallucinogenic drugs. “I think that it’s going to give people hope,” Allen said about the collection “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change”, in the lead-up to its release on his website rickallenart.com, “and it’s going to give people a way into new parts of themselves”. The site’s intro alone gives us hope that there are amazing things in store. —Eric Magnuson
Def Leppard‘s Rick Allen has made his first foray into the visual-art world, and the drummer plans to introduce his creations on April 18 exclusively at RickAllenArt.com. The exhibit, “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change,” features pieces Allen produced collaboratively with the SceneFour conceptual art team, who helped transform his rhythms into abstract images.
“The collection reveals something that up until recently I didn’t even know existed, presenting sound into light,” the stick man explained about his artwork.
He added in a promotional video for the collection, “When I embarked upon this project, I was just playing. I didn’t know what was gonna be revealed, but now all these hidden worlds, these wondrous realms are being revealed to me. When I play, I’m going to be visualizing the imagery that you see.”
“Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change” will include 300 pieces. Fans interested in previewing the collection, as well as gaining access to videos and other related materials, can sign up for a mailing list at RickAllenArt.com.
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article from classichitsandoldies.com
Legendary drummer Rick Allen talks about the release of his first venture into fine art, Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change. Created entirely from rhythm, the visuals are abstract in nature and concept. To learn more about the artwork and get the opportunity to see the collection before the April 18, 2012 release, visit www.RickAllenArt.com.