PETER WILKINS – Rock & Roll

Sep 9—Oct 1, 2016

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  • Peter Wilkins, Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 42" x 42", 2016

  • The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 42" x 42", 2016

  • The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 36" x 36", 2016

  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 36" x 36", 2016

  • Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2016

  • Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2016

  • The Doors- Waiting for the Sun

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2016

  • Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2016

  • The Killers - Hot Fuss

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2015

  • Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2015

  • Moby - Play

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2016

  • U2 - Achtung Baby

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 28" x 28", 2016

  • Tragically Hip - Road Apples

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2013

  • Arcade Fire - Suburbs

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2014

  • Joni Mitchell - Blue

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2014

  • Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2014

  • Neil Young - Harvest

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2014

  • Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2014

  • Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Blur - Parklife

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Brian Eno - Another Green World

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Coldplay - Yellow

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • David Bowie - Low

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Kaiser Cheifs - Employment

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Marianne Faithful - Broken English

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Pink Floyd - Animals

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • PJ Harvey - Stories from the City

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Queen - A Day at the Races

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • The Libertines - Up the Bracket

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Human League - Dare

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" x 14", 2015

  • Happy Mondays - Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" × 14"
    2015

  • Jon Hopkins - Immunity

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14" × 14",
    2015

  • Massive Attack - Blue Lines

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14” x 14”, 2015

  • New Order - Power, Corruption, Lies

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14” x 14”, 2015

  • Pulp - This is Hardcore

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14” x 14”, 2015

  • Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14” x 14”, 2015

  • Public Image Ltd. - First Issue

    C Print on mounted plexiglass, 14” x 14”, 2015


Inspired by a range of classic rock and roll album covers, from Elvis Presley’s ‘Elvis Presley’ (the first rock ‘n’ roll record to be number one) to the Beatles and the Stones and on to The Tragically Hip, this collection of new work acknowledges the power of music and the importance of it’s imagery. These new artworks endeavour to capture the colour and pictorial elements of original albums. The elements are then digitally re-mixed and abstractly represented as circular artworks, celebrating the form of the record and creating a new emblematic aesthetic of the original album cover.

At first glance the works are punchy, eye catching experiments in colour, then upon reflection reveal an undercurrent of recognition of the album and the memories of it’s music.

All works are C-prints, face mounted on plexi-glass.

Peter Wilkins is a multimedia artist based in Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland. Wilkins’ various bodies of work have been exhibited in public and private galleries across Canada and internationally, including Canada House, (London, UK) and the 2013 Venice Biennale. His portrait and landscape artworks are held in public and private collections around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery of Canada.