Kaki King Art Project

Kaki King Presents The Exhibition

Kaki King
Guitarist extraordinaire Kaki King is proud to announce The Exhibition, an art project that involves 16 artists and random King fans taking an actual guitar and creating original visual pieces inspired by one of her songs. The project culminates on August 7 at Littlefield Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Sprung from the idea of using paint to visually represent the wide range of movement of King's virtuosic guitar playing, The Exhibition has now grown to involve much more than just paint. Each artist/fan was given the blank canvas of a guitar to shape, break, build, and form around the theme of a King song of their choice. Hailing from all corners of the United States, each artist has taken his or her guitar in wildly different directions that range from ant farms, to delicate etchings and even an explosion. Many are also incorporating King's hand movement into their design. One can follow their progress on the project's Facebook page.

The gallery show will be a display of all the guitars and will include a unique performance by King herself. She will take her iconic blue guitar, seen most prominently in the video for the song "Playing With Pink Noise," and will do a performance of the song with pink paint on her hands and fingertips. This is already an incredibly valuable guitar, and it will be auctioned off to benefit VH1's Save the Music, a charity dedicated to keeping music in schools so new generations of musicians will continue to be born. In addition, all of the guitar works will be for sale at a price set by each artist.

The entire show will be documented by a photographer for posterity so people can get to experience the event online if they can't make it to the gallery. King's performance will take place approximately two hours after the opening of the show.


[Published on: 7/24/09]

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