‘Cover Lover Remix’ exhibit at Pelham Art Center featuring remixed album cover art opens Thursday

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Pelham Art Center presents Cover Lover Remix, on view July 21-August 27, 2022. The electrifying juried exhibition of remixed iconic album cover art curated by Dick Burroughs will travel from GARNER Arts Center to Pelham Art Center for the second leg of its summer tour.

ABOUT COVER LOVER REMIX

Cover Lover Remix (CLR) is a juried multi-artist exhibition of “remixed” album covers. CLR began in 2011 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, as the “vinyl-revival” was picking up steam with renewed interest in vinyl records as handheld pieces of multimedia artwork comprising a layered sensory experience. The CLR exhibition explores the transition of visual artists from consumers of album art to creators of reimagined album covers. All exhibiting pieces measure 24” x 24,” which maintains the square shape of an album cover, while doubling the cover size for increased visual impact. Participating artists will reinterpret iconic album covers while maintaining a conceptual thread to the original album artwork, which will be visible via QR code. The vast range of source material crosses musical genres with album artwork often creating an emotional bond with the public. The beauty, drama, creativity, and anticipation lies in how the artist navigates that bond while owning the vision of their remix. As stated by curator Dick Burroughs, “Album art isn’t normally in art-specific environments such as a gallery, and the public’s interaction with the familiar, yet different creates a vibrant energy.”

In addition to the artists the jury selects for the exhibition, the exhibition will feature a select group of guest artists curated by Dick Burroughs. Selected artists are chosen for their style, energy, and vibrancy to create exceptional expressions of the Cover Lover Remix curatorial theme. The select artists include: Pablo Power, Ritchie Sway Iwanski, Mike Perry, Schoolly D, Sean Qualls, Kristen McCilver, Adam Krueger, Misha Tyutyunik, Jim Twice, Extra Polo, Charlotte Mouquin, Savior El Mundo, AJ Lavilla, and Voodo Fé.

COVER LOVER REMIX OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions to the Pelham Art Center leg of Cover Lover Remix remain open until June 27th at 11:59pm.

OPEN TO: Hudson Valley and Tri-state area, including New York City

JURY: Dick Burroughs, NYC-based Writer/Curator & Charlotte Mouquin, Executive Dir., Pelham Arts Center

ENTRY FEE: The fee is $12 per submission. Entry fees are non-refundable. Discount code is available for Pelham Artist Club Members.

LINK TO SUBMIT: https://coverloverremixii.artcall.org/

EVENTS AT PELHAM ART CENTER

Pelham Art Center presents summer programming accompanying the Cover Lover Remix exhibition. These events are free and open to the public, for all ages. More information can be found on Pelham Art Center’s website at pelhamartcenter.org/events.

Thursday, July 21st, 6:00-8:00pm: Cover Lover Remix Opening Reception
Experience the exhibition, meet the artists & curator. Music & refreshments.

Saturday, July 23rd, 12:00-4:00pm: Cover Lover Remix Courtyard Party
Kickoff party in the Pelham Art Center courtyard, with DJ sets, vinyl record sale, community tie-dye, live art, and more fun.

Friday, July 29th, 7:00-8:30pm:  Free Concert: Angels in the Chamber
Rock-classical-atmospheric fusion band featuring Garry Novikoff (piano/guitar/vocals), Pamela Sklar (flute/alto flute), Enid Blount Press (clarinet/bass clarinet) and Marc Wager (French horn/backing vocals).

Saturday, August 27th, 12:00-3:00pm: Community Art Day
Enjoy artmaking, music and a gallery talk with #CLR artists on closing day of the exhibition.

ABOUT THE JURY

Dick Burroughs is a Brooklyn-based art curator, writer, DJ, and culturati. He started the Cover Lover Remix exhibition to pay homage to the power of album cover art and platform emerging artists. He has curated exhibitions at Bushwick Open Studios, Sensei Gallery in Manhattan, and Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. He’s a frequent contributor to Brooklyn-centric news and lifestyle websites such as Black-Owned Brooklyn, TrulyBrooklyn, and BK Reader. Dick Burroughs has created the storytelling platform called So Boom, Check It, which debuted with an ebook of real-life, short stories from his time as an NYC marketing exec and international music manager in the 1990s and 2000s. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram.

Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) is an artist, curator, and art professional. She is the Executive Director at the Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY. (read more here) Previously she was the Director of Rush Arts Galleries of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation from 2010-2017 focusing on all exhibitions and public programs at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea and Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. She is the principal of CharVoz, LLC. and was a founding board member of the Love Yourself Project. Her goal is enhancing community through art experiences that highlight our humanity as global citizens. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

ORGANIZATIONS INFORMATION:

GARNER Arts Center is located at 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY 10923.
Contact: (845) 947-7108 info@garnerartscenter.org https://garnerartscenter.org/coverloverremix2022
GARNER Arts Center is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathleen C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by Rockland County’s Office of Tourism and Economic Development.

Pelham Art Center is located at 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803.
Contact: (914) 738-2525 gallery@pelhamartcenter.org
Pelham Art Center is a non-profit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study and experience the arts, foster lifelong arts appreciation and thereby strengthen the community.  The Art Center was founded in 1970 and now serves more than 16,000 people each year. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, and Pelham Community Members and Annual Fund Donors.