June 2, 2012
Americana: Shepard Fairey
Perry Rubenstein Gallery is pleased to present Americana, the exhibition of Shepard Fairey’s paintings made in collaboration with Neil Young for his new album of the same name.
In this unique one night only event, Perry Rubenstein Gallery presented the 11 paintings created by Shepard Fairey for the 11 songs of Neil Young’s album. Shepard Fairey displays his signature graphic style of bright, iconic images, touching on the visual power of past political propaganda and ideology as applied to the deeply American themes of Neil Young’s interpretation of traditional American folk songs in Neil Young’s album, Americana.
Americana embodies the uniqueness of Los Angeles, a place where artists, working in various mediums and facets of art and entertainment, live side by side and intersect creatively; and in the case of Americana, this brings about an inspired work on many levels, melding two great artists through visuals and music . Both artists were present for the opening of the exhibition, which also presented a silent film produced by Neil Young with Shepard Fairey, a forty minute piece, which features the music and images woven together into a cinematic interpretation of both works, shown in the rear outside space of the newly opened gallery.