Hugh Syme 'Imagine This' Exhibition to open in Los Angeles on June 1st
Graphic artist and musician Hugh Syme, who is well known among Rush fans as the creative, illustrative genius of the band's album artwork, will be opening up a new exhibition in Los Angeles at the Musichead Gallery on Sunset Boulevard. Scheduled to run from June 1st through July 5th, the 'Imagine This' exhibition will include a selection of some of Syme’s best-known works, as well as a large assortment of iconic and unseen artworks from his portfolio.
From the official announcement:
50 years, and counting, creating timeless works of art Hugh Syme is a award-winning Canadian illustrator, designer, graphic artist and musician who will open a new exhibition Hugh Syme: Imagine This in California beginning Thursday, June 1 at Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles as was announced recently on SiriusXM’s TrunkNation hosted by Eddie Trunk. The Los Angeles gallery will mark the third in a series of gallery openings for Syme, having hosted stops in Indianapolis in 2019 and Austin in 2022. Musichead Gallery is located at 7420 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.For tickets and details on the June 1st Hugh Syme: Imagine This event please visit: musichead.com/blogs/events/hugh-syme-imagine-this.
The accolades for Syme’s inspired work in music include numerous JUNO awards — the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys — and an induction into the Album Cover Hall of Fame. Syme is best known for his amazing artwork and cover concepts for world famous musicians and bands including Rush, Dream Theater, Celine Dion, Whitesnake, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, David Coverdale & Jimmy Page, The Allman Brothers Band, Styx, Alice Cooper, Graham Nash, Aerosmith, Earth Wind & Fire, Queensrÿche, Joe Bonamassa, The Band, Tesla, and many more. The exhibition in Los Angeles, which will include more than 30 of Syme’s works, will open with an invitation only event on June 1 and Syme will be in attendance.
The exhibition at Musichead Gallery in L.A., which runs June 1st through July 5th, will include a selection of some of Syme’s best-known works, as well as a large assortment of original artwork from his portfolio. Prints will be available for purchase, and the gallery will continue to include an ongoing assortment of works by Syme following the exhibition’s end. A special collection of 4 limited edition prints will also be made available at entry level pricing at the Musichead Gallery.
"Hugh Syme's imagery has elevated the world of album cover art by giving visually reflective meaning to the music inside the package. He provides a deeper connection with stunningly creative works," said Sam Milgrom, Founder / Curator at Musichead Gallery.
Hugh Syme: Imagine This VIP event & gallery opening details:
VIP reception — Thursday, June 1 from 7 to 8 pm Invitation only.
Ticketed reception - 8 to 10 pm
Ongoing exhibition hours — Musichead Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
On display - June 1 to July 5, 2023