Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Storm Thorgerson

Idea Generation Gallery proudly presents BIG & SMALL a brand new
exhibition of the album cover art of Storm Thorgerson.

Much of Storm's work is of filmic quality and epic proportions with complex, idea driven themes and a preponderance for landscapes, humour and contrariness. There is a mysterious element to the work but the meaning is less important than the finished result. It matters more that the musicians and the fans like it, not that they get the meaning, just as it is with songs where people are in effect free to make their own interpretations.

The new exhibition includes interactive installations that allow members of the public to make and take their own versions of certain album covers. Live events will also take place throughout the exhibition making this a truly immersive experience.

Storm Thorgerson started Hipgnosis with Aubrey Powell in the late 60s and produced covers for bands including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Genesis and 10CC. As StormStudios with Peter Curzon he began working with The Cranberries, Catherine Wheel, Muse, The Mars Volta, Ian Dury and Biffy Clyro to name a few. Despite advanced years, difficult disposition and being somewhat unloved by record companies, he continues to work.

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