Monday, March 17, 2014

AJ Masthay A Letter To Jimmy Page Print for When the Lights Go Out 2 Show at Bottleneck Gallery Exclusive

This Saturday one of my favorite shows that I can't go to opens at Bottleneck Gallery in New York, When the Lights Go Out 2. The show features art that glows in the dark and after seeing pictures from last years show I so want to go this year.

Along with the show here is the exclusive reveal of AJ Masthay's print featuring Jimmy Page and continuing his guitar legend series from last years first glow in the dark show.

“ A Letter To…”
7 color linoleum block print
14”x20” Starch White French Speckeltone paper
Edition of 75

I asked AJ about the design

"A Letter To..." is a follow up companion piece to my submission in last years Lights Out show which featured Jimi Hendrix. The idea of a gallery show based around black lights and glow in the dark inks brings out the classic rock fan in me, and in my eyes is the perfect excuse to create a series of Guitar Gods inspired by the old blacklight posters of the 60's and 70's. My intention with this series isn't to create a portrait, it's to capture the essence of a rock star. The stance, arch of the back, the bow being dragged across the strings as the speaker stacks scream... all on a psychedelic liquid light show of the pre-digital era.

When The Lights Go Out 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 22nd from 7 - 10pm
Bottleneck Gallery
60 Broadway | Brooklyn, New York 11249
All remaining prints will be for sale online Sunday March 23 noon
Preview sale will be Friday at 12pm eastern on the Bottleneck Gallery Website