Anette Moi, Atle Østrem, Bust, C215, Chris Stain, Denial, Dotmasters, Dotdotdot, Ella & Pitr, Fru Bugge, Hama Woods, Hannah Parr, Hans Edward Hammonds, Icy & Sot, Jan Olav Forberg, Jannik Abel, La Staa, Line Osmundsen, M-City, MaisMenos, Martin Whatson, Mobstr, Nina Ghafari, SinnSyktShit, Wan Ho
Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger
Art in LP cover size (12"x12") or made by LP covers.
Those of us who grew up before the nineties, remember the LP covers, and we all have our favourites. A great cover was almost as important as the music inside. The covers were often works of art, catching our attention or catching the essence of the music. The value of covers were largely reduced with the conversion to CD, and who really cares now in Spotify-times?
This nostalgia is the common factor of the "B-sides" exhibition. A vast number of different artist have been challenged to make artwork in LP-cover-size. Some took it quite literally, using real LP covers, others used LPs, while others only stuck to the size. Music is not surprisingly dominating when it comes to topics. Local artists are side-by-side with earlier visitors at the Nuart festival, plus some new names to Stavanger.
A brilliant idea, well put through, and again I am amazed of how much great art there is space for in this tiny gallery.