Sound & Vision with Emily Keller
Today we’re interviewing Interactive Designer, Emily Keller, on her Sound & Vision Art Show at one of our favorite record stores, Guestroom Records.
What inspired you to start this series?
Our last FG art show, Gridlock, where I displayed one of the pieces, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. I had just come off from doing a cross stitch piece for a friend, so I was thinking a lot about grids. Someone mentioned that 12x12, the set parameters for the Gridlock show, was the same size as an album and well…BAM!
You brought a few pieces to from this collection to Gridlock, right?
Yeah. The first one was Prince - it just fit and seemed easy because of the blue background. The Janet Jackson piece was similar. I don’t know why I did the Kendrick one, but I’m glad I did! You have to get the right album so it can be both intricate and interesting. The Outkast piece is a good example of this. Over time, the pieces became more challenging, like the Janelle Monáe and Rihanna pieces.
How did the Sound & Vision Art Show come about?
Lisa and Travis, the owners of Guestroom Records, bought the Kendrick piece at the FG art show - it felt awesome! Lisa asked me that same night about making it into a show. It was nonstop for two months after - at home I painted, on weekends I painted. It was a little crazy. Overall I did ten new art pieces in less than two months, which was a lot!
Which albums were your favorite to paint?
Rihanna. Janelle Monáe. I love the Bjork one because the colors are so fun - it looks like candy! The Kendrick and Outkast pieces turned out pretty cool, too.
What can we expect in the future? Do you plan to continue this series?
I think so. I had a lot of people ask for a specific album… If Guestroom is interested in having me again, I’d love to do another show there!
Art & Vision is showing at Guestroom Records at 1806 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206. Drop by and pick up some fantastic art from a fellow Giant!