Electropop singer Derek Nicoletto says he doesn’t want his forthcoming “Just Panic and Get it Over With” to be a routine album release — he wants it to be the soundtrack for a “worldwide art movement.” And so he appears to be well on his way, having wrangled artists from around the globe to make works inspired by the EP, which he plans to exhibit in a series of group exhibitions in Honolulu, Manchester, Provincetown, and beyond, beginning July 12-14 at 287 Spring Gallery in New York.
For the inaugural show, three-dozen local artists created works in just about every medium, all referencing the new album in some way. (The only restriction was that Nicoletto himself not appear as the subject.) Most works will be available for sale, at prices set by the artists, throughout the weekend.
“Just Panic and Get it Over With” hits stores April 19.
— Rachel Corbett
(Photo: Emma Gluckman work inspired by Nicoletto’s “Just Panic and Get it Over With”)