SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg has introduced his debut solo artwork exhibition, “A Hole Realm”.
On July 7 at Rampart Studios Gallery (2520 Sundown Blvd.) in Los Angeles, Weinberg be displaying a set of oil work for the primary time since he started this physique of labor eight years in the past.
Jay stated: “‘A Hole Realm’ is a physique of labor that incorporates 14 work I’ve made over the past eight years. Whether or not set inside the great thing about the pure world, or in full darkness, every portray’s topic tells part of a private narrative that explores themes of connection and isolation. The visceral feelings of vulnerability, consolation, lust, and anxiousness. Love discovered and love misplaced. Others discover the mysterious connection to nature I’ve felt since an early age, wandering amongst the timber and streams within the backwoods of rural New Jersey.
“Each bit took between 30 and 100 hours to finish and serves as a touchstone of this methodical follow in understanding and transferring past the emotional turning factors of my life which have led me to the place I’m at present.
“It is a pleasure to lastly share these works with you. Please be part of us on July seventh in Los Angeles for the bodily exhibition of this physique of labor.
“AND — for many who *cannot* attend the bodily present…don’t be concerned. @opticnerve_io and I are making ready a digital atmosphere the place you’ll partake within the festivities from anyplace on this planet. Extra on that quickly…”
Jay found SLIPKNOT when he was a pre-teen, by way of his father Max, of Bruce Springsteen‘s E STREET BAND, and chief of the home band on Conan O’Brien‘s discuss present. He was hooked instantly and was an enormous fan of SLIPKNOT by the point he was invited to Los Angeles to check out as alternative for Joey Jordison in 2013.
For the primary few months after the discharge of 2014’s “.5: The Grey Chapter”, the members of SLIPKNOT had declined to call the musicians who have been enjoying drums and bass on their tour, even supposing their identities have been revealed as Weinberg and bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella by a disgruntled former drumtech for SLIPKNOT who posted an image of a backstage name sheet on Instagram.
SLIPKNOT introduced its cut up with Jordison in December 2013 however didn’t disclose the explanations for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a press release saying that he didn’t give up the group.
Jordison handed away “peacefully in his sleep” in July 2021 of an unspecified trigger. He was 46 years outdated.
Requested in a 2016 interview with Music Radar how respectful he felt he needed to be to Joey‘s legacy, and the way a lot he felt he was free to make it his personal, Weinberg stated: “Having a large respect for the band’s music, having a large respect for Joey Jordison as an individual and as a participant, I understood my position in needing to ship what this band wants, and understanding what Joey dropped at the desk, and having this band’s legacy proceed in the best way that the Maggots, the followers of the band, respect, and the 9 of us feeling happy with the music we’re creating.
“After all, the historical past of the band feeds into what I consider the band, however when it got here time to provide you with new materials, new songs, I did not take into consideration Joey Jordison one bit,” he continued. “And I really feel it could be disrespectful to try this, and the band wished me to be fully myself. As a result of why would I need to be Joey Jordison, why would I attempt to mimic what he is completed?
“Joey‘s one of many best drummers we have ever had the privilege of witnessing. In order a fan of the band and somebody who respects the individuals and the music, I did not need to are available in and attempt to be a copycat. That is not fascinating to me, that is not fascinating to the band and it could be insulting to everybody concerned, together with the followers.”
Previous to becoming a member of SLIPKNOT, Weinberg was a member of AGAINST ME!, having performed with the Florida-based act from November 2010 till December 2012.
Weinberg joined AGAINST ME! shortly after he was ousted from MADBALL and following the departure of AGAINST ME!‘s earlier sticksman, George Rebelo.
In Could 2013, Weinberg crammed in for KVELERTAK drummer Kjetil Gjermundrod through the band’s North American tour as a result of Gjermundrod needed to bow out of the run after experiencing vital ache in his arm.