Ronnie Wood is well-known for his role as guitarist with The Rolling Stones and his work with Rod Stewart and the band Faces. You may not know he is also a renowned visual artist. Recently opened is an exhibition featuring Wood’s artistic talent.
[pullquote quote=”The Butler is honored to host the artist’s first major American museum exhibition…” credit=”Dr. Louis Zona, Director of Butler Institute of Art”] The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio is hosting the Ronnie Wood: Paintings, Drawings and Prints exhibition until November 21, 2010.
According to the Director of Butler Institute of Art, Dr. Louis Zona, “[lastfm]Ronnie Wood[/lastfm] is a most accomplished painter whose work demonstrates a wonderful knowledge of the medium, outstanding technical abilities and an extraordinarily creative mind. The Butler is honored to host the artist’s first major American museum exhibition to showcase this remarkable talent.”
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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wood named some of his favorite visual artists, “Through the years, since my art college days, I always loved Caravaggio and Rembrandt, through Picasso and Expressionists and Impressionists. I love Georges Braque and Goya. It’s a whole different field to express myself, taking influence from the great artists and molding it my way. You know, you can apply the same thought to music. You take a little bit of Mozart, a bit of [lastfm]Chuck Berry[/lastfm], and a bit of [lastfm]Bob Marley[/lastfm] or something, and you mix it all together and it comes out your way.”
On a music-related note, Wood is set to release his first solo album titled I Feel Like Playing on September 27, 2010. This will be the first album release for Wood since 2001.
Visit the Ronnie Wood Gallery Website for more information about the exhibition.
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