The Orphic Gallery will present “Do Look Back,” featuring highlights from this years’ exhibits.
The show, featuring the work of Jeanne Ellsworth, Robert Cucinotta, Sharon Israel, Greg Frederick, Edward Potokar, Peter Stupar and Allan Tannenbaum. will open from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, with performances by Sharon Israel, Zonder Kennedy and Bruce Martin in a tribute to Lou Reed, and Night Sky
Tannenbaum is a photojournalist from New York City who has documented the cultural life of the city independently and as chief photographer and photo editor of the Soho Weekly News and staff photographer for Sygma Photo News. His music photography from the 1970s provides a culture window into the legendary downtown music scene and captures performances of the major touring acts of this time.
Stupar, a rock-and-roll photographer, returned to the Orphic Gallery with this exhibit after mounting the premier show in the summer of 2012. Stupar’s work has chronicled the history of live music in the San Francisco Bay Area capturing milestones as The Band’s Last Waltz and the final performance of the Sex Pistols. His collection of photographs is comprised of more than 7,500 pictures contains iconic images from concerts by the Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Roxy Music and more.
Potokar began creating musical instruments during his teenage years in Cleveland and his tenure at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His most recent New York City exhibit, Soundwall at the JohnHoushmand Projects, synthesized furniture and musical instruments.
Frederick’s vinyl pop art is inspired by modern-day artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Brainwash. His pieces are created with broken record vinyl, their sleeves and packaging and other recycled materials. In his first professional show, his work appeared next to Andy Warhol silkscreens at The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. He has shown at many group exhibits in New York City and at a solo exhibit in Las Vegas besides his splendiferous show in Roxbury. His first solo exhibit in Manhattan open Thursday at the MIDOMA Gallery. He also earned a commission from Courtney Love, to design tour couture.
The In-Flight artists Jeanne Ellsworth, Sharon Israel, and Robert Cucinotta are all from Roxbury and collaborated on this multi-media exhibit. Ellsworth is a mosaics artist who uses odd bits, leftovers, found objects, and thrift store treasures. Israel is a poet and singer who has performed extensively in New York City and upstate. Her poetry has been recently featured in Chronogram and Green Door, and she hosts a poetry show on WIOX radio. Cucinotta is a composer of concert and theater music exploring both experimental and more traditional styles. His most recent work includes a new CD Divertimento for Mr. Brooks inspired by Freddy the Detective by Roxbury’s Walter R. Brooks and scoring the hit musical Dracula for the Shandaken Theatrical Society in Phoenicia.
Most of the artists in the show plan to be in attendance at the opening reception, which will feature musical and poetry performances. The Orphic Gallery is at the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30 in Roxbury, at the corner of Main and Bridge streets. The exhibit will continue through Dec. 15 and be open to the public during the gallery’s normal business hours of noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
For more information, contact Phillip Lenihan at 326-6045 or email@example.com.