Opening Reception: ADVICE FROM THE OCEANS: Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 @ ATHICA

SEPTEMBER 13th, 2014

An exhibit featuring artwork by members of Dixie Blood Moustache, including interactive sound installations, recent projects, and previously un-presented work by founding members of Elephant 6 Recording Company: Jeff Mangum, Bill Doss, Will Hart, Robert Schneider, and many others. Part of a citywide celebration.

Curated by Angie Grass and Beth Sale of Dixie Blood Moustache

September 13th – November 16th, 2014

More about Athens Celebrates Elephant 6:

An Athens’-­‐area wide series of exhibitions & events August 2014 – January 2015

In an unprecedented collaboration, Athens’ area cultural venues are joining forces to celebrate the impact of the Athens-­‐based Elephant 6 collective with a season-­‐long series of exhibitions, screenings and events. A chronological listing is below; please look out for each venue’s own Press Releases with more details, such as opening receptions. (Please note; NEW dates below correct an earlier release.)

August 1 – December 31, 2014
GlassCube@Indigo: N [] c t u r n e
Director & Curator: Didi Dunphy | Installation Artist: Dana Jo Cooley

Aug. 23 – Oct. 11, 2014
The Lyndon House: 
Reverberations Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz

Aug. 25– Sept. 24, 2014
University of North GA-­‐ Oconee Campus: Carnival Part I

Sept. 30 – Oct. 30 2014
University of North GA-­‐ Oconee Campus: Carnival Part II

Curator: Beth Sale

September 13 –November 16, 2014
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art 
Curators: Dixie-­‐Blood Moustache

October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015
The Georgia Museum of Art: 
The . . . of E6 Curator: Lynn Boland

Dates TBA Fall 2014


Elephant 6 (E6) is the name of a loose but long-­‐standing group of exceptionally creative spirits who have created such uniquely innovative and influential bands as the Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, Of Montreal, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo and many, many more. It has a complicated and wonderful history; while some were part of an original Elephant Six Recording Company label, others were part of affiliated spin-­‐offs. E6 activities have in turn inspired, and been inspired by, a sizable body of visual art objects; poster, T-­‐shirt and album art; performance props and costumes; paintings and more. While many of the musicians are themselves well-­‐known visual artists, E6-­‐ers have inspired and been surrounded by scores of talented visual artists, such as the esteemed painter Terry Rowlett or the beloved self-­‐taught draftswoman, Jill Carnes. Their body of work—now spanning over 20 years—has enriched our lives, as well as brought international attention to Athens, GA. The Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 exhibits will begin to give audiences a taste of that richness.

GlassCube@Indigo will debut N [] c t u r n e , a site-­‐specific installation by Dana Jo Cooley, located in Hotel Indigo’s a outdoor art space which can be viewed from three sides 24/7. The project combines the artist’s Appalachian upbringing, her skills in fabrication and her background in prop and stage design with the E-­‐6 community. Two University of North Georgia -­‐ Oconee Campus gallery exhibits, curated by Beth Sale, will feature work by Lucy Calhoun, Jill Carnes, John d’Azzo and more. The Georgia Museum of Art will exhibit original art created for album covers in the context of other works by those same artists; among them Chris Billheimer, Will Hart and Steve Keene, Jill Carnes, Will Westbrook and David Barnes. ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art will feature an exhibit created by members of Dixie Blood Moustache, which will include interactive sound installations, recent projects, and previously un-­‐presented work by founding members of Elephant 6 Recording Company. The Lyndon House Arts Center exhibit, Reverberations, will host photographs by Jason Thrasher, Terry Rowlett paintings, original art for posters and album covers as well as those items, Music Tapes props and more. Ciné will host a viewing of Joey Foreman’s rarely screened Major Organ and the Adding Machine, as well as screen recent Elephant 6 related documentaries. Performances and symposia TBA will enhance and commemorate the season of events.:

Links to the venues and updated information will be posted at: