SUN. DEC. 3: Boombox Logic: Art Exhibit Opening featuring Kuf Knotz, Diane Roka and Doerthe Externest
Exploring the beautiful moments and energy of live music, this exhibit gives an up-close and personal experience of live performances through art. For the first time ever, this trio will present their work to the public. Each artist has spent years crafting their work, pouring endless amounts of love and passion into each piece.
Boombox /ˈbo͞om ˌbäks/ (noun) a portable sound system iconic to the hip hop culture, providing a nostalgic, uplifting symbol of music.
Logic /ˈläjik/ (noun) a particular way of thinking, especially one that is reasonable and based on good judgment.
This exhibit is intended to connect music, culture, and forward-thinking. Come enjoy a beautiful night of music, conversation & art.
We’re proud to present this new art exhibit through January 24, featuring Kuf Knotz, Diane Roka and Doerthe Extenest:
* Kuf Knotz was enamored by the way street photographer Jamel Shabazz was able to capture the raw photos that embodied the energy and essence of New York hip hop culture, and gained further knowledge by attending The Art Institute of Philadelphia. As a renowned touring hip-hop artist, Knotz has had the opportunity to travel throughout various global communities, finding a deep appreciation for candid shots. He believes that photography is a way to capture the joy within human nature that creates lasting memories.
* Diane Roka is a “drawtographer” who works like a documentary-style photographer: fast, live and in the moment, but using charcoal on paper instead of a camera. She studied fine art at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts with acclaimed artists Emma Amos and Lloyd McNeil, and was a contributor for several years to the online music magazine Perfect Sound Forever. She has drawn live at hundreds of shows at Philadelphia music venues, where she has captured many local and touring musicians. Diane’s portrait of the musician Ginger was used for the album cover art, website design and merchandise promoting Ginger’s recently released album Higher Frequency.
* Doerthe Externest has an instinctive understanding of capturing the essence of a musician while leaving a trace of herself. Since her move to Philadelphia from Germany in 2005, she has focused her lens primarily on the local music scene, of which she has become an integral part. And, as she herself admits, after years and years of relentlessly perfecting her own craft, what once began as a joyful albeit blissfully unaware journey has turned into a deep passion.
Opening Reception 6 pm – 9 pm