Thursday, November 18, 2010
Jerome Deppe - Art Opening & Music Performance
This Saturday night Cohn Drennan Contemporary Gallery (Dallas, TX) will be hosting the opening reception for Jerome Deppe's "Showtunes for the Damned" exhibition.
From the invitation:
Join us this Saturday, November 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for the opening reception of Jerome Deppe/Showtunes for the Damned, the world's first graphic novel with accompanying sountrack. Showtunes contains 13 stories with 13 songs and Jerome will be coming from Baltimore to perform 6 of his compositions at 8:00 pm.
On November 20th, the gallery will be converted into an oversize graphic novel. Viewers will essentially walk into the world of Showtunes for the Damned, an impressive graphic novel and CD package by Jerome Deppe and Gentlemen Obscura. Jerome Deppe has been a longtime musical collaborator of David E. Williams, and Showtunes For The Damned is his fourth solo release. Deppe's lyrics provide the narrative of the book and offers a psychological sketch of the disenchanted and the alienated, and serves as a damning indictment of contemporary living.
Simon Collins of Judas Kiss Webzine describes Showtunes for the Damed as "...a tour-de-force of dark pop, rising above the gravitational pull of its obvious 80s industrial, goth and post-punk influences to offer a stark, unflinching commentary on living in the end-times."
Jerome Deppe, Showrunes for the Damned, the Buzzing, 2009, graphic novel and sountrack. To listen to The Buzzing, click below:
For more info go to cohndrennancontemporary.com