FATHOM Summer of Rock ‘N’ Roll Wraps Out

As the summer of 2015 draws to an end, I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the trip to DTLA and visited FATHOM this summer.  And a very special thanks to the following folks who rocked the gallery: 

Richard E. Aaron kicked off the summer with Rock On Paper, an exhibition of stunning rock photography.  Richard is a total pro who approaches each shoot like a NFL athlete; and then combines that dedication with the eye and sensitivity of an artist.  Thank you Richard for your life’s work and the great stories of how you got some of those classic shots!

Next Bill Ward, rock legend and heavy metal statesman, brought Absence of Corners - Rhythm on Canvas into FATHOM and blew everyone away with his unique insights into the creative process.  His three artist talks left everyone who attended inspired.  Thank you Bill for your openness and generosity, and for all the hard work from your entire team.

And, a shout out to our friends at SceneFour who created a new collaborative art form -- working along side recording artists from jazz to heavy metal, they translate the unique spirit of each performer onto canvas and paper. Awesome in the original sense of the word. Thank you for including us in your journey.

The great photography from Robert Landau’s book, Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of The Sunset Strip, was also a constant presence in the gallery this summer.  Thank you Robert for allowing us to continue showing your unique style of documentary work and for being a true gentleman and friend to the gallery.

Gallery Director Anne Martin deserves special recognition for her great work staging the exhibitions this summer.  She designed and hung each show and did a true first class job.  Thanks Anne for all of your hard work and dedication.  I also want to thank Natalia Torres and Jonathan Kawaye who help launch FATHOM and have since moved on to other great opportunities; wish you the best.

Thank you one and all,

Francis Coiro