Alex Spremberg // ReCover at Cathedral Square Urban Gallery

Alex Spremberg

Alex Spremberg, ReCover 70, acrylic on cardboard album cover
Alex Spremberg, ReCover 70, acrylic on cardboard album cover

Presented in association with Cathedral Square, ReCover is a project consisting of 360 recycled record covers ranging from the 1960s to the 1980s, integrated into works of art by Alex Spremberg.

ReCover obliterates the meaning of a series of record covers and rearranges the original information in a way that can be related to a contemporary experience.

By separating record covers from the vinyl record, these covers have now become autonomous objects, and the images on the covers have been liberated from their previous context and transformed to invent new narratives.

The convergence of the original covers with the painted images invents a new scenario that trigger allusions and interpretations, becoming screens for psychological projections. Viewers interpret what they see through the contradictions they encounter.

At the heart of this project is the realisation that reality is not what we perceive with our senses, but is a construction that we form based on our interpretation of this information.

Find ReCover on display outside the City of Perth Library at Cathedral Square.

Artist Talk at Art Collective WA during East End Gallery by Night for State Makers:
Date: 16 June 2022
Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm
Location: Art Collective WA, Cathedral Square, 2/565 Hay Street, Perth