TJ Ahearn Jukebox Collages Opening Reception
Saturday, 07/30/2016 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
117 NE 2nd Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
On View July 30, 2016 – September 2016
Girls’ Club presents an exhibition of recent collages from T.J. Ahearn, inspired by and created on vintage LP vinyl record albums from the 60s and 70s, in the Annex Space. Gallery hours are by appointment only during August 2016.
The music spanning the 60s and 70s represents a dynamic shift in the cultural strata of western civilization and beyond. Rock ‘n Roll the prevailing musical genre signifying that era remains embedded in our contemporary society — to the point of banality as it is often co-opted for TV advertising and mass media.
The evocative, imaginary scenes in TJ Ahearn’s works are ignited by the spark of the music’s intent and flavor– reflections on concepts of Utopianism, sexual liberation, spirituality, ecology, war resistance and other themes that continue to be relevant today.
A limited edition series of prints from Ahearn’s unique collages, published by Girls’ Club will be available for sale in conjunction with the exhibition.
Pre-order information available soon!
During the opening reception, on Saturday, July 30th, at 7pm, South Florida-based band Pocket of Lollipops will perform inside the gallery to kick off the exhibition.
Made of wife and husband team of Maitejosune Urrechaga and Tony Kapel, Pocket of Lollipops will swirl together a mind melding indie rock frenzy leaving the listener with a dizzying, organic sound and taking the audience to another dimension, far off into the past or future.
“The duo has been instrumental in merging South Florida’s stuffy art scene with a spunkier, all-fun, no-gloom attitude. The aural results are an art-punk, danceable, no wave sound that glistens in the diabetic saccharine glory of power-pop.”
-Abel Folgar, New Times Broward Palm Beach
Editions of the band’s LP album Broken Balloon, with cover art by TJ Ahearn, will be available for sale.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!