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Paul Whitehead Art Exhibit Featuring Peter Whitehead in the Showcases
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 10:00am - 04:00pm
Contact ojaiart.org

Paul’s exhibit will run Jan. 8 – Feb. 3 at the Ojai Art Center - Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon - 4 pm

Paul’s work had always been idea driven, complicated images that required lots of drawing and laborious technique, the use of perspective and surrealistic mind bending visual tricks that took months to complete.Paul says of his work.,”

Anyone that knows my history knows that I am something of a chameleon when it comes to my artistic expression. I began in the sixties as a “psychedelic surrealistic”, my work framed and influenced by the prominent art form of those times, record covers.

My work in the music business brought me fame in my mid twenties, and it proved to be an ideal launching pad for me to make art that was both personal and responsive to my times.

This has been the recurring tone of my art for the past 50 years.”

Peter Whitehead Featured in the Showcases
Peter Whitehead is a composer, performer, songwriter, instrument builder, multi-instrumentalist & visual artist, who works with both acoustic and electronics sounds. The instruments he builds are often based on folk instruments from around the world, and feature unusual or found materials in place of traditional ones, (e.g. a banjo made from a metal pan). His instruments have appeared in exhibitions at The Oakland Museum ('97), The L.A. Municipal Museum of Art ('97) the Vancouver Museum ('98), The Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco ('99), ODC Theater Gallery S.F.('00), Gallery 60Six San Francisco ('12), Bridge Arts Center, Richmond CA ('19). He creates scores for film and dance and performs solo work using a variety of homemade sound sources, plus an array of more conventional instruments alongside electronic keyboards and sampling.

He has traveled extensively in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Indonesia & Morocco collecting music and instruments along the way. Originally from England he has lived in the US since 1975, mostly in San Francisco and New York.

Paul Whitehead Jan 2022Peter Whitehead

Location Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St, Ojai