GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ART DIRECTOR JENICE HEO’S “NEIL YOUNG SERIES” EXHIBITION RUNS APRIL 11th ~ JUNE 25th AT JESSUP CELLARS TASTING GALLERY
EXHIBITION OPENS APRIL 11th WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ART DIRECTOR GARY BURDEN DISCUSSING “THE HISTORY & FUTURE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” COVER ART
SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST: BURDEN’S TALK TO BE MODERATED BY HIS FRIEND; A WELL-KNOWN LITERARY FIGURE FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Jessup Cellars invites you to join us for the launch of our 2014 TasteMaker Speaker Series on Friday, April 11th at our Yountville Tasting Gallery for the opening night of Grammy Award-winning art director and fine artist Jenice Heo’s spring exhibition featuring her Neil Young Series. Heo’s husband and creative partner, Gary Burden (garyburdenforrtwerk.com), considered a pioneer of the concept of album cover art, will discuss The History & Future of Rock ‘n’ Roll Cover Art in an interactive forum moderated by a surprise guest and well-known literary figure. Burden has been Neil Young’s collaborator/art director for 45-plus years. Tickets are very limited, so act quickly!
In association with Arts Council Napa Valley’s Arts in April Yountville celebration, the opening night includes theinteractive forum, wine tasting, and meet-and-greet. Heo’s Neil Young Series is an assemblage of paintings inspired by the music of Neil Young, and, as Heo has said, “Strives to illuminate Young as a person, not to illustrate his songs.” For many years, Heo and Burden have created Young’s album and CD art. In 2010, the couple, along with Neil Young, won the Grammy Award for Special Packaging, which recognized their extraordinary effort in creating the Neil Young Archives Vol. I Box Set.
Heo began her career as an illustrator and graphic designer after studying at the University of Texas at Austin. In Los Angeles, she began her career as an Art Director in music packaging at Warner Brother Records, followed by positions at A&M Records and Madonna’s Maverick Records. Heo’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, AIGA, Graphis and Communication Arts.
For the past decade, Heo and Burden have worked as partners in R Twerk & Co., where they work side-by-side from concept through final print, and have recently created cover art for such artists as Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes, Jim James, My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk, Jerry Lee Lewis and the recent Jack White & Neil Young album. In the 60s and 70s, Burden blazed rock ‘n’ roll’s artistic trail by designing covers for many rock stars including Mama Cass, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Eagles and Jackson Browne.
The Neil Young Series exhibition will run April 11th through June 24th and showcase several of Heo’s original paintings as well as special editions of hand-signed and numbered giclee prints of the entire series, which are available for purchase. A special edition folio of the Neil Young Series, including an in-depth, layered look at the complete collection of paintings, a catalogue essay, is also available at www.jeniceheo.com.