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Alex Hamilton

  • Alex Hamilton

    NINA SIMONE – MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME

    R1,450.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JANIS JOPLIN – PEARL

    R1,450.00
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    TOM WAITS

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    NINA SIMONE

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    NICK CAVE

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    MICK JAGGER

    R1,250.00
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    MADONNA

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    LEONARD COHEN

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    KURT COBAIN

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    GENE SIMMONS

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JOHNNIE CLEGG

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JONI MITCHELL

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JOHNNY CASH

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JOHN LENNON

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JIMMY HENDRIX

    R1,250.00
  • Alex Hamilton

    JIM MORRISON

    R1,250.00

THE LIFE AND WORK OF Alex Hamilton

JOGGIE/JOCKEY – Last Year a DJ Saved My Life

A new solo exhibition by Alex Hamilton

In the bleak opening line of the July 1969 release of the one-hit-wonder song In the year 2525 by Zager and Evans, it asks the poignant question ”if man is still alive?” and goes on to predict the distant future in a serious of blatantly bizarre scenarios.

Never before, in the lifespan of this song, exactly one month younger than myself, has it been more relevant than in the early months of 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic chaos.

Everyone I know panicked in their own way; from anger to despair and a whole lot of uncertainty mixed in, the reality of man’s demise was never more palpable. Everyone also coped in their own respective ways. Some baked, some wrote, and some switched onto social media while others avoided it like the plague, or at least tried to.

I turned to music.

Music has always played a very important part in my creative process, but it has also been my therapy, my escape, my emotional well-being and my pure joy. Trapped in a very small apartment during the first few months of lockdown I turned to Spotify and made a few hundred different playlists within the first few weeks. In this process I dove headfirst into finding some of the most obscure hits from all eras and new genres of music I had never even heard of before. It worked and occupied my curiosity, it gave me a sense of adventurous research and often kept me from fretting about reality.

I used music to cope and stay at home safely and it aided me in dealing with the challenges. Luckily a fabulous soundtrack now accompanied all the problems and worries.

This exhibition is therefore a thank-you-tribute-exhibition to celebrate and acknowledge the absolute power of song, the extraordinary musicians who create this wonder and most prominently the albums they made to tell complete and complex stories.

It is also a celebration of the by now almost extinct art of Album Covers which played such an important role in my early visual language development.

As a long-time collector, admirer of and complete album art enthusiast I had the great pleasure to create my very own album art in 2018 when I designed the cover for one of my favourite bands ever. Can’t Stop by Freshlyground was a complete dream come true, and I am including a stencil artwork of this album to acknowledge the importance it played in my career and aspiration as a pop artist.

The exhibition will consist of three parts:

Firstly, a new series of stencil artworks of all of my favourite and iconic Album Covers, secondly, a few paintings reinterpreting a selection of these covers and thirdly a selection of Cast and Crew Portraits that started in 2008.

All the editions are variable. Editions and combination works may be ordered as well, enquire with the gallery for more information.

Temporary Closure of the Visitor Centre from
29 December 2020

In accordance with Government mandates announced December 28th, we are required to close our Visitor Centre in totality. Our Restaurant, Tasting Centre and Art Gallery will not be accessible and remain shuttered until we are advised that operating is legally permitted again.

Please direct any enquiries to events@glencarlou.co.za or hello@glencarlou.co.za
Until we may wine again, take great care and stay well.

Glen Carlou COVID-19 Community Announcement Covid-19 information and updates are available on the Department of Health's online resource and news portal www.sacoronavirus.co.za
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Covid-19 information and updates are available on the Department of Health's online resource and news portal www.sacoronavirus.co.za

 
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