Joe Satriani showing futuristic artwork in Short Hills; will appear at gallery on March 12

Joe Satriani artwork

“Purple Species and Friends,” by Joe Satriani.

Guitarist Joe Satriani, whose interest in science fiction is reflected in the titles of his instrumental rock albums (Surfing With the Alien, Is There Love in Space?, Shockwave Supernova, etc.), demonstrates an interest in the future, and the world of imagination, in his artwork, too. Check out his “Purple Species and Friends,” above, and his “Alien Party,” to the right.

“Alien Party,” by Joe Satriani.

March 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., Satriani will make a personal appearance at a show of his works titled “Beyond Reality” that is now running at the Wentworth Gallery at the Mall at Short Hills.

“Music and art are my passions,” Satriani has said. “I like making the invisible, visible, and the unimaginable, real. The image on a canvas, or, an electric guitar for that matter, can make you feel something unexpected and revealing, something that is the beginning of a greater personal insight.

“Challenging the straight line and the concepts of what belongs with what excites me. I want to experience new color combinations to make me see beyond the prevailing reality.

“There’s a balance between seriousness and humor that can imbue in a painting a kind of resilience and longevity, making it forever contemporary. When I paint and play my guitar, I strive to be in a state of exhilaration and communicate that feeling to my fans.”

Satriani paints on guitars, as well as on canvases.

His 19th studio album, The Elephants of Mars, will be released on April 8.

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