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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Franco & Frank 

Franco & Frank, "The Art of Cool Project Visual Collection"
at the Durham Arts Council, Seamans Gallery

This exhibit runs through September 7th.

The Clarion Content rates it a Do Not Miss!

Part of the vision and the brilliance of Durham's Art of Cool project was the implicit recognition that our era is multimedia. So that when they produced a series of amazing jazz concerts and events over the last year, they involved the visual arts community as well. And not just by holding their events in the LabourLove Gallery in Durham and the Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, but also by having visual art created to commemorate the concerts.

This exhibit is that output. Beautifully curated by friend of the Clarion Content and the Director of the Carrack Modern Art, Laura Richie, the show juxtaposes the modern technicolor posters of perhaps Durham's most recognizable young artist, Franco, with digital photography of the concerts by Frank Myers.

Franco's promotional pieces explode with verve and colors reminiscent of the Photoshop palette or the Crayola 64 box of crayons. Frank Myers photos, which he processes to a whole new form digitally, appear to sway with the cool, hip tones of the very jazz music they depict.

Don't let the crummy photos by our editor deter you.

See the exhibit through September 7th. You have no excuses on the basis of hours, the Durham Arts Council is open 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm to 6pm on Sundays.

And while you are over at DAC, check out Andrew Fullwood's fascinating sculptures on the first floor.

Andrew Fullwood

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