Art POP is pleased to present the exhibition The Art of “The Suburbs”. Re-uniting the creative team (Caroline Robert, Vincent Morisset, Gabriel Jones) behind the album art for Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”, the exhibition offers an opportunity for viewers to examine the group’s creative process through never-before-seen objects and images. Visitors will also be able to engage with synchronized artwork, as well as see, first hand, the set that was used to create the “The Suburbs” cover image. The Art of “The Suburbs” is a document of a creative process that goes far beyond what meets the eye. It is engaging, ambitious, and refined.
The exhibition takes place place at Nomad Industries (129 Van Horne) from Sep 21-23, between 2-7 PM and we have arranged a special vernissage on Thursday Sep 20th from 6-9 PM with drinks and a chance to meet the artists. Stop in, have some beers and check out this very interesting exhibition!
Album Artwork Design
Caroline Robert is originally from Lyon, France but currently lives in Montreal where she primarily works as a graphic designer and illustrator. She has worked with Arcade Fire on several design projects including the album artwork for “The Suburbs”, artwork for the documentary MIROIR NOIR, as well as band merchandise. Other clients include Sigur Rós (INNI film poster), NFB (blabla.nfb.ca), CBC, Toxa/Urbania, Télé Québec, Development and Peace, and Dare to Care, amongst others. Caroline won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package 2011 for the deluxe version of “The Suburbs” album artwork. She was also chosen by Creative Review as one of “6 new talents to watch in 2011”.
Director, programmer, and inventor, Vincent has been collaborating with Arcade Fire since the release of their album, Funeral. The interactive video he made for Neon Bible is considered by many to be the first interactive music video, and the synchronized artwork he developed for the album “The Suburbs” has changed the way that visuals on digital albums are presented. Morisset is also the director of the documentary MIROIR NOIR, the dance-activated video for Sprawl II, the film INNI about Sigur Rós as well as the interactive tale BLA BLA. He is the founder of AATOAA, an entity specialized in open-minded projects. www.aatoaa.com
After living in Montreal and in New York, photographer Gabriel Jones is currently based in Paris. Jones’ work has been showcased in numerous publications internationally including The New York Times, Le Monde Magazine and Surface. He has exhibited in North America and in Europe, the Reykjavik Art Museum and Paris Photo. He was chosen by Kathy Ryan of New York Times Magazine, and Natasha Egan of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago to participate in the third annual exhibition of photography at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. He is currently working on The Pseudonym Project, which will be exhibited in Paris in 2013.