The Valley Performing Arts Center Art Gallery is located on the Loge Level, north of the Great Hall. Exhibitions are open to ticket holders one hour prior to performances and during intermissions, and by appointment. For more information, contact Sally Adelblue at (818) 677-8800.
See Music, Hear Art
November 10 - December 17
Serj Tankian creates a uniquely audible and visual experience with See Music, Hear Art. Each exhibited work in See Music, Hear Art is accompanied by a musical score that has been composed by the artist that is as integral to his artistic expression as the paint on the canvas.
The embedded music along with additional content is unlocked and accessed via Artbit, a free mobile application for IOS and Android devices that utilizes optical recognition technology to identify his works and allow exhibition attendees to listen to each painting's corresponding musical score. Tankian's vision to utilize smartphone technology within the Artbit app as the conduit to unlock the intertwined relationship of music and art is the first of its kind.
His journey into the world of fine art began with his Disarming Time Musical Paintings in 2013. Since then, he has had multiple exhibitions at galleries in both the United States and New Zealand, including the grand opening of New Museum Los Gatos in Northern California, in an exhibit that ran through September of 2015. To date, he has created nearly 50 pieces of art, with most of them being paintings, while a few are sculptural works.