Cinders Gallery Presents:
“100 Records” by Sonny Smith
August 12th – September 5th 2010
Opening Reception Thursday August 12th 7-10pm
Music performance by Sonny Smith at 7pm
100 Records is the culmination of a massive year long project by artist and musician Sonny Smith, front man of the group Sonny & The Sunsets. Smith invited 100 artists to produce 100 7” record covers for fictional bands. Smith concocted the personas of these fictitious bands, then wrote and recorded one hundred songs to correspond with each 7” record. Recording with his band The Sunsets, as well as with members of notable bands such as the Sandwitches, Fresh N Only’s, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and the Kelley Stoltz Band, each record stands on its own as a solid piece of music and spans a wide range from pop, concept ideas, spoken word, instrumentals, surf, garage, folk and rock n roll.
The record covers recall the type of limited edition packaging that would make any good record collector sweat, as well as more out there interpretations of what a record cover can be. These hand drawn and painted covers will be on display in addition to a homemade custom built working jukebox loaded with all 100 songs that will play during the show.
Miguel Palma, Mark Todd, Jack Massing, Alika Cooper, Nathaniel Russell, Brion Nuda Rosch, Chris Johanson, Leslie Shows, Jim Long, Kyle Ranson, Matthew Hilshort, Reed Anderson, Fernando Renes, Ana Fernandez, Lara Allen, Laurent Impeduglia, Chris Duncan, Ed Ruscha, Paul Wackers, Kottie Polloma, William Wiley, Sasha Baguskas, Justin Goldwater, Grace Cooper, Kelley Stoltz, Emily Prince, Sonya Berman, John Dwyer, Mingering Mike, Jason Jagel, Jo Jackson, Juan Luna, Avin,Teppei Ando, Eric White, Rebecca Miller, Brittany Powell, Harrell Fletcher, Virgil Shaw, Mat O Brien, Ian Johnson, Jeffrey Lewis, Airika Rockefeller, Scot Velardo, Lisa Choinacky, Karla Wosniak, Alice Shaw, Matthew Rich, Micah Middaugh, Thomas Mozzarella, Ky Anderson, Sean McFarland, Eric Yahnker, Deb Sokolo, Ted Barron, Ryan Brown, Kyle Field, Sara Bright, Scott Hewicker, Joshua Abelow, Jason Jagel, Erica Magrey, Griff Williams, Daniel Green, Stephanie Syjuko, Nicholas Galanin, Ashia Lane, Maya Hayuk, John Chiara, Grant LaValley, Richard Hart, Kyle Knobel, Ray Halliday, Andrew Mckinley, Cliff Hengst, Souther Salazar, Abel Pineda, Christime Shields, Maria Forde, Esther Pearl Watson, Jovi Schnell, Nellei Nguyen, Veronica DeJesus, Rex Ray, Bill Donovan, Michael Swaney, Tucker Nichols, and Alicia McCarthy
100 Records ‘Volume 1’, a limited edition of 40 box sets including reproductions of 12 of the art covers, with a CD of 16 original songs inside, will be available.
More images coming soon…