CANNON BEACH — Archimedes Gallery welcomes Incubus front man, visual artist and author Brandon Boyd for a book signing, art display, and Q&A session about books, art, music and the creative process from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3
The Q&A portion of the evening will start around 6 p.m., followed by the book, art and vinyl signing. Organizers note that seating for the Q&A portion is already fully reserved. Archimedes Gallery will feature Boyd’s two most recent books, “So the Echo” and “From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss.”
Boyd’s life is one characterized by creativity and self-expression. As a boy he often carried sketchbooks and notepads, and, though he was never formally trained, over the years he developed that habit into an inextricable part of his adult life. In 1991 he began singing and writing lyrics with high school friends in what would become the multi-platinum and internationally recognized rock band Incubus.
Boyd is the author of three books combining his artwork and creative writing: “White Fluffy Clouds” (2003), “From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss” (2007), and “So The Echo” (September 2013). Timing a new book alongside new music, he also released his second solo album, “Sons of The Sea,” in September, a collaboration with acclaimed producer Brendan O’Brien. In the winter of 2014, the group played sold-out shows in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
Shifting creative gears, Boyd showcased his visual art in Europe for the first time in March, participating in an exhibition in Zurich, followed by book signings and Q&As in Paris and London. This fall he will again travel overseas with his visual art for gallery exhibits in Rome, Cologne and other European cities.
Archimedes Gallery is focused on exhibiting emerging and established artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The gallery seeks to create a space that is responsive to the evolution of new contemporary art, while being accessible to a diverse public. Archimedes’ contemporary aesthetic currently ranges from realism to surrealism with a focus on illustrative work.
The gallery is located at 139 W. Second St., Suite 5. For more information, call 503-436-0499 or visit www.archimedesgallery.com