Long live rock and roll
“COVERS” is an exhibition that pays homage to the album cover artists of previous and exciting musical decades. Just as a local band covers songs of their music heroes, John “Crusher” Healy‘s work covers artists’ album covers of days past: enlarging them, making them three dimensional, and taking artistic liberties. John likes to work with his hands: drawing, painting, sculpting, and repurposing items into new forms. This particular series of work reflects his love for bands, their music, and the artists who designed these iconic album covers.
John, a mixed media artist, was born during the summer of ’69, only four days after the legendary Woodstock Music Festival ended. John has been a resident of Southwest Florida since 1976. Growing up during the 70’s and ’80’s, he experienced an explosion of pop culture and high energy music. His Grandma, Elsie, bought him his first three cassette tapes (all KISS albums) which helped to create the “rock and roll beast” he is today. His love for art and music has greatly affected his life, even changing the direction of it. After attending hundreds of Live shows and concerts over the years, his passion for music has become a huge part of who he is. John plans on opening a unique live entertainment venue here in Lee County. It’s his love for music that has inspired him to pursue this dream, and subsequently, get busy making art.
John is a self-taught artist, and has had only one exhibition in San Francisco, CA, in 2013, so this is an uncommon happening. Please note, there may be a couple unexpected, theatrical “treats” awaiting attendees of his exhibition’s opening night.