A Rolling Stone opens this week at New York City's Porter Contemporary, a group exhibition opening Thursday, April 5, celebrating "50 years of the Rolling Stones, while also seeking inspiration from the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss. Afterall, as the proverb suggests, those who keep moving are never lacking fresh ideas or creativity.
(above, Tonguing (2012) By Naoto Hattori)
Porter Contemporary selected nine artists who fit the meaning of the proverb and will show these artists’ inspirations and dedication through. The Rolling Stones themselves exemplified the proverb as they reinvented themselves numerous times over the past five decades to become music legends. Highlights from the exhibit will include new paintings by Jason Bryant inspired by the Rolling Stones’ song, Moonlight Mile, and their Sticky Fingers album, with songs by by the namesake band playing all night long. Bryant's works are a continuation of the merging icons series that has popularized his work. The exhibition debuts work by JaH-HaHa, a collaboration between artist Jeff Huntington and musician Jimi Haha, whose work features paintings of young Keith Richards and Mick Jagger on sheets of music. Jennifer Murray’s works were inspired by the proverb’s literal meaning of a rolling stone and allegorically uses stacks of animals rolling. Other artists participating include Naoto Hattori, Jennifer Murray, Adam Normandin, Johnny Romeo, and TwoOne.
For more information, visit Portercontemporary.com.
Sexy Beast (2012) By Jason Bryant
No Mas (2011), By JaH HaHa: