‘Listen to the Grooves on Your Skin,’ Christian Marclay


‘Listen to Your Grooves on Your Skin,’ by Christian Marclay, was inspired by the 1981 Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ album.

Countless musicians have been influenced by the Rolling Stones. And some visual artists as well, apparently.

“Listen to Your Grooves on Your Skin,” a painting by Christian Marclay (who happens to be an adventurous composer and recording artist as well), is a variation on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ 1981 Tattoo You album, and is part of “12 Inch,” a multimedia show at the One River Gallery in Englewood. Each piece of art in the show, which runs through Dec. 27, was influenced by a famous album.

One River Gallery founder Matt Ross says, in a press release, that while album art has become less important in the digital age, the exhibit “will celebrate the majesty of physical albums by demonstrating the formidability and durability of the medium, which was a significant influence in the development of the participating artists. We’ll also be presenting a soundtrack of the music that’s represented in the show, giving everyone a chance to wind back the clock, return to the glory days of the teen and college years, and rock out.”

Other artists in the show are Gina Beavers, Brian Belott, Melissa Brown, Steve Gianakos, Billy Grant, Gary Panter, Erik Parker, Annie Pearlman, Javier Piñon, Dario Robleto and Keegan McHargue. Their works were inspired by albums by Funkadelic, Steve Miller, Cream, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Frank Zappa and others.

For information, visit OneRiverGallery.com.

Art of the Day is a series of posts, each focusing on one work of art on display at a museum, gallery or other exhibition space in New Jersey. These will appear daily, though not on weekends and holidays. To suggest works of art to feature, please email njartsdaily@gmail.com.

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