You’re invited! Artist Jim Landry returns to Joe’s with his show The Word Paintings and Music From The Film Blog Photographs
SHOW RUNS: September 22nd – December 29th, 2014
I always wanted to “do” things: take pictures, make music, construct paintings. For me, these activities all seemed like the same thing. I’m a photographer, painter, musician (keyboards), blogger, poet, performer, husband, and father.
After obtaining a B.A. in English and film from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, I moved to San Francisco for a year. There I got my first “real” camera, a Nikon, and learned to process film and make black-and-white prints. In 1972, I moved back to the Washington, D.C. area where I grew up, and eventually started a band, Acrylix. We toured the East Coast from New York to Miami. In 1985, the band reorganized as Shocko Bottom, named after a neighborhood in Richmond, VA. In 1988, I married Nicole Burton, a playwright, and we moved to Riverdale Park, MD. I’ve been a member of the Hyattsville Community Artists Alliance since 1990. My art, whether acrylic paintings, black-and-white photo prints, color photographs, or collaborations with poets, keeps me engaged and leads me to the next project I need to start. The works seem to create themselves in a circle, and we know that a circle has no end.
From 2005 to 2011, I created a photo blog, http://www.musicfromthefilm.blogspot.com/, combining photographs with stream-of-consciousness and “found” narrative. The site has received thousands of worldwide hits and includes over 1,000 of my photographs.