Chad Smith Of Red Hot Chili Peppers Announces North American Fine Art Tour 2020: Relevant Communications Named Publicists And Booking Agency
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Los Angeles, Calif. (November , 2019) – Rock Star. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Six-time Grammy Winner. Fine Artist. Philanthropist. These are just a few ways to describe Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who will embark on a North American fine art tour in 2020. Allison Zucker-Perelman, CEO and Founder of Relevant Communications, has announced her firm will handle all publicity and bookings.
The synergy and work ethic that marks Smith’s musical life organically led to his painting, and in early 2016 Smith entered the art world with Parallax, his first collection of rhythm driven prints. Fast forward to 2019, and the Artists’ premiere of an extraordinary new collection of artwork which will tour the United States in venerable galleries and venues, often following the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert tour and allowing for Artist Appearances in which the Artist will have the opportunity to meet his Collectors.
The premiere exhibition will take place in January 2020 at Russell Collection Fine Art in Austin, Texas, which will be followed by a February presentation at Houston’s venerable Off the Wall Gallery. Future exhibition cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Park City, Denver Utah and Jacksonville.
This new collaboration with Road Show Company, the industry-leader in traveling fine art exhibition, is yet another creative outlet for Smith, and one in which he is rapidly becoming renowned, respected, and critically acclaimed.
Each hand-embellished work is crafted from rhythm. As a painter uses brushes with oils of different colors, Chad Smith works with drumsticks to capture light in a variety of ways; crafting rhythms that translate to very unique artwork.
Artwork: Chad Smith “Explode”
All artwork will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a series of traveling exhibitions. The extraordinary Collection houses 80 of Chad’s works and will present in several major US cities throughout 2020. The Artist will be in-gallery for a series of Artist Appearances.
About the Artist
Chadwick Gaylord Smith was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a 25-year-member of groundbreaking, hit-making Red Hot Chili Peppers. An award-winning, multi-faceted drummer, Guinness World Record holder, six-time Grammy Winner, advocate for music in public schools, session musician, artist, serial philanthropist and proud father of six, Chad Smith’s life is an epic journey that’s always moving.
In 2014 Smith received a presidential appointment by President Obama as a Turnaround Artist for public schools due to his work as a passionate advocate for music and arts education.
In April 2012, the Chili Peppers were inducted by Chris Rock into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor that humbled Smith.
Clearly, Chad’s own public-school success story, generous time and inspiring life paved the way for his 2014 appointment as a Turnaround Artist under the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. “I really want kids to pick up instruments so they can see how fun it is to play,” he relates. “It’s important to have technical proficiency—in anything, there’s practice and hard work, no shortcuts—but if you love it, you’re gonna wanna do it. I want them to see that after all these 40-ish years, I still love it, that’s why I still do it. It’s fun. It’s taken me everywhere—and beyond.” He’s also devotes energy to non-profit organizations including, MusicCares, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, (Paul Newman)’s Serious Fun Network, and Children’s Hospitals.
Artwork: Chad Smith – “Monkey Arms”
Upon reflecting on his life, Smith can hardly believe his good fortune. “I work with people who want to grow; the Chili Peppers are open to new directions and as an artist, it’s the best creative situation to be in. It’s simple: I love what I’m doing and I’m really lucky. I got pretty good at the music thing,” he says humbly. “I play gigs in little bars and big stadiums, and each and every one is rewarding”.
ABOUT CHAD’S ART
The question: When it came to this idea of taking what is rhythm and putting it to canvas, what were your initial thoughts when you heard this kind of medium was being done?
The answer: Chad: I think that this is a really exciting new medium which is important and will stand the test of time and will be timeless. Music, sound, visualization…all of those things go hand in hand and have throughout the history of art. My hope is that it is the emotion, the fluidity and intensity that come across…. and of course the way that this medium utilizes the lighted sticks is really something that is totally unique…you’d don’t play with lighted sticks every day and to see that is to really visualize the motion and the emotion that go into it: therefore, my personality comes through.
All Artwork Images Courtesy of Road Show Company 2019 All Rights Reserved Approved for Editorial Usage
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