Salazr’s Painting Gnomes On view in the Lehr Gallery June 9 – September 20, 2020
Sonic experience has long been a powerful influence on artistic expression. Practicing the visualization of music helped Modernist artists break free of traditional subject matter and begin to think abstractly. Artists Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg were directly inspired by the music they listened to in their studios, while the Rolling Stones and Patti Smith collaborated with iconic visual artists to create new works of art for their albums.
In a divisive contemporary world, music is one of the best ways to cultivate joy in our daily lives. Susquehanna Art Museum is interested in how artists find joy at the intersection of music and art. Works were selected for this exhibition by juror Melissa Feldman. They provide unique perspectives on the joyful relationship between music and art both visually and conceptually.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their listening devices to enjoy a special playlist that accompanies the exhibition!