John Mellencamp: “Life, Death, Love, Freedom” at ACA Galleries
May 9, 2018 - Arte Fuse, Kristine Roome
“An artist creates, and what comes out, comes out. I have no control over what other people might think. Creation, whether it’s songs or paintings try to tell a story and try to engage the viewer or the listener,” explains John Mellencamp when asked about the relationship between the paintings in his latest exhibition at ACA Galleries in New York City, entitled “Life, Death, Love, Freedom” and his 2008 album by the same name. Rolling Stone called the album one his best. When asked about this Mellencamp replied “I pay no attention to what Rolling Stone says about my records. On one hand, they say this; on one hand, they say that. I never could figure out what they were saying that mattered, and that’s just about anyone.” Ah, John, so nice to have you here in New York!
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