The ebow gallery and Dave Douglas present 3 British artists who are chalking up a reputation for their take on the ephemera of pop music: Horace Panter on demotape / mixtape; Morgan Howell on vinyl and Chris Barton on cassette. Choose your weapon!
Horace, co-founder of 2-Tone Records and legendary bassist of The Specials has had a front seat in the music business for many years. He’s toured all over the World which has given him a unique insight into how all manner of musicians operate. For this show Horace has chosen the recording ‘demo-tape’ as his subject. A musician’s tool as important as any in the pre internet world. Nile Rodgers agreed and promptly bought the ‘Good Times’ piece for his studio wall.
Morgan decided some time in 2008 that he was going to leave behind the world of advertising and reinvent himself as an artist. He chose a subject matter near to his heart and fortunately for him, most everyone over the age 40 - The 7” single. Since his first sculptural 3D Supersize paintings were D-noticed at The Royal Academy, he has sold his pieces to a long list of record companies, music impresarios and artists including Neil Diamond, Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr to name but a few.
Having helped create creatures that walk and talk for such films as Star Wars, The Fifth Element and Harry Potter, and then working in Formula One motor racing with world champions Brawn GP, Chris turned his artistic talents to a new challenge – painting and fabricating larger than life 3D replicas of vintage music cassettes.
Thurs 27th July to Wed 23rd Aug
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