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Art as a Musicular Principle

Curated by Craig Leonard

 

Artists: Wallace Berman, Wolfgang Müller, Morgane Tschiember, Cary Loren, Leif Brush, and Craig Leonard

June 4 - July 17, 2012

Wallace Berman, as chronicled by his son Tosh in Blastitude #13, was as fastidious about his choice of music by which to work (John Coltraine, The Kinks, Roxy Music,...) as he was with the artwork on which he labored. Berman's alluring verifax collages frequently mirror his musical attraction with their repeated inclusion of transistor radios hosting miscellaneous surface images ranging from the everyday to the arcane, while often transmitting Hebrew letters that mystically conjure Cabbalistic significance. Berman's "visualization of sound" is the inspiration for the grouping of works in "Art as a Musicular Principle" --a titular resounding of the 1975 exhibition "Art as a Muscular Principle" in which Berman took part (as well as a adjectival prank bound to confuse search engines!).   read more



Little Paper Planes Art as a Musicular Principle Publication

Al-Running Child, 1974, 4 positive photographic images, 14 x 13 inches (courtesy the Estate of Wallace Berman and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/746-wallace-berman'>Wallace Berman</a>

Wallace Berman Al-Running Child, 1974, 4 positive photographic images, 14 x 13 inches (courtesy the Estate of Wallace Berman and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA)

Untitled 124, 1964-76, Single negative photographic image, 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (courtesy the Estate of Wallace Berman and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/746-wallace-berman'>Wallace Berman</a>

Wallace Berman Untitled 124, 1964-76, Single negative photographic image, 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (courtesy the Estate of Wallace Berman and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA)

Untitled (Spider), 1964-76, 25 image verifax collage, 33 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches (courtesy the Estate of Wallace Berman and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/746-wallace-berman'>Wallace Berman</a>

Wallace Berman Untitled (Spider), 1964-76, 25 image verifax collage, 33 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches (courtesy the Estate of Wallace Berman and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA)

Hawaii-Krausschwanz, 2008, Drawing on postcard (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/745-wolfgang-mller'>Wolfgang Müller</a>

Wolfgang Müller Hawaii-Krausschwanz, 2008, Drawing on postcard (courtesy of the artist)

Hawaii-Krausschwanz, 2008, Drawing on postcard (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/745-wolfgang-mller'>Wolfgang Müller</a>

Wolfgang Müller Hawaii-Krausschwanz, 2008, Drawing on postcard (courtesy of the artist)

Hawaii-Krausschwanz, 2008, Drawing on postcard (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/745-wolfgang-mller'>Wolfgang Müller</a>

Wolfgang Müller Hawaii-Krausschwanz, 2008, Drawing on postcard (courtesy of the artist)

The Shortest Way to Sleep, 2010, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, 2010, installation at AVA Gallery, NY (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/744-morgane-tschiember'>Morgane Tschiember</a>

Morgane Tschiember The Shortest Way to Sleep, 2010, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, 2010, installation at AVA Gallery, NY (courtesy of the artist)

The Shortest Way to Sleep, 2010, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, 2010, installation at AVA Gallery, NY (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/744-morgane-tschiember'>Morgane Tschiember</a>

Morgane Tschiember The Shortest Way to Sleep, 2010, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, 2010, installation at AVA Gallery, NY (courtesy of the artist)

The Shortest Way to Sleep, 2010, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, 2010, installation at AVA Gallery, NY (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/744-morgane-tschiember'>Morgane Tschiember</a>

Morgane Tschiember The Shortest Way to Sleep, 2010, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, Breeze-blocks, paint and metal blinds, 2010, installation at AVA Gallery, NY (courtesy of the artist)

Untitled, 1975-6, Spray painting on loose leaf paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/743-cary-loren'>Cary Loren</a>

Cary Loren Untitled, 1975-6, Spray painting on loose leaf paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Untitled, 1975-6, Spray painting on loose leaf paper with crayon, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/743-cary-loren'>Cary Loren</a>

Cary Loren Untitled, 1975-6, Spray painting on loose leaf paper with crayon, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Untitled, 1975-6, Spray painting over ditto machine copy of a drawing, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/743-cary-loren'>Cary Loren</a>

Cary Loren Untitled, 1975-6, Spray painting over ditto machine copy of a drawing, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Leif Brush Website "1964-now>>: tree rights and its imaging via modulated laser", Screen grab May 20, 2012

Leif Brush Website "1964-now>>: tree rights and its imaging via modulated laser", Screen grab May 20, 2012

Leif Brush Website "1964-now>>: tree rights and its imaging via modulated laser", Screen grab May 20, 2012

The Ptolemy Keyboard (from Genesis of a Music), 2008, 26 x 36 inches (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/741-craig-leonard'>Craig Leonard</a>

Craig Leonard The Ptolemy Keyboard (from Genesis of a Music), 2008, 26 x 36 inches (courtesy of the artist)

The Chromelodeon I (from Genesis of a Music), 2008, 26 x 36 inches (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/741-craig-leonard'>Craig Leonard</a>

Craig Leonard The Chromelodeon I (from Genesis of a Music), 2008, 26 x 36 inches (courtesy of the artist)

A Colour-Coding of Partchâs Ptolemy Keyboard Based on his Chromelodeon I, 2008, 48 x 60 inches (courtesy of the artist) by <a href='http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/artist/741-craig-leonard'>Craig Leonard</a>

Craig Leonard A Colour-Coding of Partchâs Ptolemy Keyboard Based on his Chromelodeon I, 2008, 48 x 60 inches (courtesy of the artist)