pedal steel guitar players
February 1, 2020
Faded Love is a new installation performance featuring country western musicians playing sad songs all together. This immersive performance features the pedal steel guitar, known for its similarity to the human voice. Visitors to the performance are free to move around the installation while sound echoes through the spaces of Grand Central Art Center.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chris Kallmyer is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work focuses on sound and space. His unconventional musical works use everyday objects and other senses, such as taste and touch, to engage the observer in questions about the physical environment and our presence within it. Kallmyer puts pressure on the traditional audience-performer relationship, and his work frequently takes place in nontraditional performance spaces such as closets, igloos, museums, or mountaintops. In recent years, Kallmyer has garnered commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the City of Los Angeles among other spaces in America and Europe.