By Edith Newhall, for the Inquirer May 10, 2015 [view original publication] Writing and music have much in common, but the similarities that emerge when the two forms of communication are translated into graphic systems of color, as seen in the pairing of paintings by Gerard Brown and Melinda Steffy in “Chromography: Writing in Color” at Rowan University Art Gallery, are remarkable. Brown, a writer and a
Listen to music to accompany my artwork on display at Rowan University Art Gallery from March 23-May 9 and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival from June 14-21, including Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Jeno Jando playing Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, and Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach’s first Cello Suite.
For Chromography: Writing in Color, Gerard Brown and I have engaged artist Jane Irish to write an essay for the exhibition brochure. She had several questions for me (Why Bach? What is the purpose of a score to you? What is your step-by-step of process?), to which I wrote a long and rambling reply. For those with the same sorts of questions, I present my responses to Jane in their entirety. _____ I trace this current
I’m thrilled to announce that for the first time, all of my Bach Project artwork will be on display together in one place! Fellow artist Gerard Brown and I are exhibiting a variety of works related to translation and color-based communication at Rowan University. The show will include my 24 Preludes from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, 24 of the movements from Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, the first Bach Cell