Fragile Beauty, a blog by Bill Stevens: Vol. 3, No. 2 - Spaces Within - Paintings by Laura Salzberg

On June 12, 2021 I presented an exciting joint collaboration with my wife, the artist Laura Salzberg. Laura's artwork is extrodinary in its use of color, shape, line and imagery. I was first attracted to her series of face paintings. These were abstract in nature; however to me, she went much deeper than the image of a face. She brought out an element of who they were , that part of each of us that we often keep hidden from others. She was able to bring out the soul of the individual. I have chosen three of these face paintings to create a musical statement. It is my attempt to bring out what is hidden in the image of the individual. The three movement suite is a directed improvisation for a new trio called Sound House and features Doug Cuomo on guitar & effects with Gary Fogel on drums & percussion. 

As New York City and the world began to open up once more and the new normal starts to settle in, we presented a solo art exhibition of Laura's newest works, many completed while in lockdown from her apartment studio and a studio space in Long Island City, Queens. As part of the opening on Saturday, June 12, 2021, Sound House performed the premier of the Faces Suite - My Hand, Natural Force, She Told Me. Watch this website and my social media sites for performance videos of Sound House performing the Faces Suite over the next few months.

 Spaces Within 

Paintings by Laura Salzberg 

Music by Sound House 

Bill Stevens - trumpet & effects, Doug Cuomo - guitar & effects, Gary Fogel - drums & percussion 

Prince George Gallery 

15 E 27th Street New York City 

Friday, June 11, 2021 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00pm 

Saturday, June 12, 2021 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00pm

Sunday, June 13, 2021 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00pm

* Official Opening with wine & live entertainment by Sound House: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

Thank you to all those who viewed the exhibit Spaces Within, Paintings by Laura Salzberg and for attending the official opening celebration featuring the music of Sound House. We hope to have the opportunity to gather together once again at these and other events now and in the future.

Stay well and thanks for being the most important part of my music.