Music performance – Mark Gane and Ray Dillard

Special musical performance inspired by exhibition images

Mark Gane and Ray Dillard poster for performance at the Carnegie Gallery Feb. 18, 2017.Mark Gane, co-founder of Martha and the Muffins, will be joined by percussionist Ray Dillard for an improvisational performance which will interpret Mark’s “Fitness Landscape” photo paintings (currently on exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery). Don’t miss out on an unique opportunity to hear this Juno award-winning instrumentalist and producer whose past experimentation in art and music is reflected in songs such as “Echo Beach”, “Swimming”,“Danseparc”, and “Black Stations / White Stations”.

Evening performance will be followed by a reception with the artist.
CDs by Martha and the Muffins and Ray Dilliard will also be available for purchase. Wine bar will be open during reception.

Saturday February 18, 7-9:30pm
Ticket prices are $10 + tax
Information and tickets for the performance are available at the Carnegie Gallery or by phone: 905-627-4265

Mark Gane is a Canadian musician, artist, producer and founder of the Toronto new wave band, Martha and the Muffins. Mark’s connections with Hamilton, going back to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s at Grant Avenue Studios where he recorded with MatM and Daniel Lanois, make this a particularly special event for us.

Mark Gane’s Fitness Landscape photopaintings are based on 24 small, halftone images taken from a newspaper advertisement of individuals working out on various pieces of exercise equipment. Through several cycles of overpainting, enlargement and overpainting again, the process allows the images to take on new and unplanned meanings as the border between human and machine becomes blurred. Some images evolve towards the abstract while others suggest UFOs, angels, cocoons, etcetera. More information about Gane’s exhibition is available here.

Mark Gane has been a great contributor to the Canadian music industry. Ambitious music lovers do not want to miss his performance at the gallery.

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