Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2009
Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas presents Worlds on Fire: Grammy-Nominated Artist Exhibition in association with The Shooting Gallery & GEN – ARTS. Translation: our friend Justin Giarla of White Walls and The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco and Kris Lewis were asked to curate an awesome art show celebrating this year’s Grammy’s. Congrats, bros. And good idea, Grammy people.
Titled Worlds on Fire, this unique show will merge visual and musical artists by showcasing artist portraits of Grammy-nominated artists by some of the top artists working today. We love this portrait by Greg Gossell of M.I.A. as well as the one below by Paul Chatem of Rick Rubin, but that’s just the tip of the massive Grammy-nominated iceberg, as the line-up also includes such greats as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Lori Earley, Gary Baseman, Henry Lewis, and many more.
Opening at Pacific Electric Lofts in Los Angeles on Monday, February 2nd, 2009, with a reception from 8pm – Midnight and sponsored by Gen-Arts, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the Pea Pod Foundation, Worlds On Fire will run daily from February 2nd – 8th from 11am-6pm. Do what you gotta do to be there because this is one rare and unique opportunity.
See full list of the participating artists and their respective musicians that they are doing portraits of right over here…