Sometimes, art is that much more beautiful when paired with something different than it, showing how a range of created objects can be aesthetically and emotionally engaging. In the collaboration between Richard Dunlap and Daniel Lentz, entitled Seeing/Hearing, all senses are stirred by the two different approaches to art.
Richard Dunlap’s large scale digital images contain elements from a cover of a nearly 100 page symphonic work by Lentz, immediately connecting the senses of sight and hearing. Furthermore, the atmosphere surrounding Dunlap’s pieces will play a hand-created musical compilation CD called “Visitations”, which includes sound and music from past and present exhibitions, performances, videos and installations. The artist is also a musician, jazz performer and composer who has written music for film video and dance.
Daniel Lentz’s “Illuminated Manuscripts” are a genre of themselves. Lentz created various sized and shaped pieces projecting light and musical whimsy. Each three dimensional object is a musical piece scored for a variety of ensembles, with their illumination creating an iconic image of symbols floating in space. When the scores are played, they create a sound sensation supplemented by their beautiful form. The music is “composed… specifically for its visual components,” as Lentz says himself. Owners of an Illuminated Manuscript receive more than they may have bargained for, earning exclusive rights to the music and one of only two digital recordings of the score.
Ears and eyes will be amazed by the melding of these two forms of art, providing a full-body artistic experience. Head to the SB Arts Fund at 205C Santa Barbara St. for your own musical/artistic awakening from August 31-September 22. For more information, please click here.
-Taylor Micaela Davis