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Friday, August 3, 2007

Riceboy Sleeps in the Spa City

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2007 at 2:24 PM

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Jón “Jónsi” Birgisson, singer-guitarist for Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, and Alex Somers of Parachutes will promote their art/music side project Riceboy Sleeps at Gallery 801 in Hot Springs tonight at 5 p.m. Last November, the duo compiled their drawings and paintings along with found photographs and pages from old books to create a 48-page picture book, also titled Riceboy Sleeps. For the book’s release, Birgisson and Somers held an exhibit at Gallery Turpentine in Reykjavik, Iceland, where they presented 14 works from the book, each installed in old window panes, much like the ones to be on display at Gallery 801 located at 801 Central Ave. (Spencer’s Corner.) The duo will be in attendance for the opening, which includes a free, open-to-the-public reception and an invite-only after-party, featuring a first-time performance by ambient Nashville act Hammock. The event should draw some serious, even famous, Sigur Rós enthusiasts. The exhibit will run through Sept. 7, then travel to Melbourne, Australia, and back to Iceland.

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