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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tim Cohen, S.F. Musicians Featured in New Art Show

Posted By on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 10:05 AM

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There's long been an interesting overlap between the worlds of music and visual art. Countless rock bands (see, for starters, the 'Stones) assembled in art school, and many musicians, after their recording lives settle down, hit the gallery circuit. So it perhaps didn't take a wild imagination to come up with the idea of doing an art show featuring the work of San Francisco musicians. But Sound and Vision, which opens tomorrow at Fivepoints Arthouse and features work by Fresh & Onlys frontman Tim Cohen, former Flamin' Groovies leader Cyril Jordan, along with many other local musicians, looks rather cool anyway.

"Most of the musicians I know, they have also have an outlet doing visual art," says show promoter, concert photographer, and Radio Valencia DJ Crispin Mccabe. "I think it comes down to a certain type of personality -- they have a real need to express themselves."

Mccabe used to direct a non-profit gallery in Seattle, so putting an art show together wasn't new to him. He gathered a mix of people he knows from the S.F. music scene (like Cohen and Grace Cooper, of S.F. band the Sandwitches) along with a few non-locals, such as notable New York illustrator Avi Spivak. The idea for the show came after Mccabe saw Cohen's imaginative drawings, which grace, among other things, the cover of his solo album, Laugh Tracks. Other artists showing works include Christopher Musgrave, Sammy Owen, Kimi Recor, and Jean Yaste.

Sound and Vision opens tomorrow night with live performances from Clouds, Parergon, and Blood Beach. Mccabe says there will be more live musical performances -- including an August 28 show with Apache, Daddy Long Legs, and former Groovies member Cyril Jordan -- before the art show closes on September 11.

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