ART by Local Musicians

October 6, 2009·

I just wanted to take a moment to plug an AWESOME art show coming up THIS FRIDAY. Check it:

This FRIDAY, October 9th, Wootini enthusiastically welcomes MINUS SOUND RESEARCH back to the gallery for their fourth annual show! MINUS SOUND RESEARCH is an art exhibition of visual art created by North Carolina musicians. The masterminds behind MINUS SOUND RESEARCH, Maria Albani (Organos) and John Harrison (North Elementary) strive to provide musicians with opportunities to present their creative visions through sculpture, photography, drawings, serigraphy, woodwork, and painting.

MINUS SOUND RESEARCH 4 will include the work of six artists:

Strange bassist Lincoln Hancock says of his visual work, “My mixed-media paintings interrogate color-mystical hues from the grace of nature, the artifice of advertising, and plastic graphic language.” Selections of Hancock’s music are available on Strange’s website

One of the two sound artists behind Phon, Drew Robertson also creates mixed media work. Robertson’s visual focus, however, is on sound, and how we interact with it. Robertson’s sounds can be heard at

Maria Albani is co-curator of this exhibition and one-woman force powering her solo project, Organos. Albani uses paste,l chalks, and acrylic paints to create portraits and scenes of sprightly, often otherworldly beings. Sample Organos by visiting

John Kurtz provides guitar, piano, and vocals for Bull City. He’s also created visual documents of the lives of animals in ceramic and mixed mediai. Bull City’s online home is

Mas Sato, bassist for The Sames, focuses on simple and sturdy design objects. His work fuses traditional Japanese aesthetics with modern fabrication and production techniques. A new project lives on at The Sames’ old site:

John Harrison is the second co-curator of the show, as well as a member of North Elementary. Harrison creates unique compositions through the use of acrylic and spray paints, in tandem with silk screening and stencils. North Elementary provides music for your listening pleasure at

Laird Dixon of Sharkquest has sculpted many figures thoughout his life which can be found as many resin pieces, dioramas, and chess sets (such as the chess set at the OCSC).

Where: WOOTINI GALLERY, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, NC

When: Friday, October 9th, 2009. 7PM-11PM (the opening, the show will run into November)

How much: FREE (unless, of course, you want to buy some awesome art)

Questions? Email me:

I’ll see you at the opening!

All for now.