The CAVE Gallery in Venice will present Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies, a music-themed group art show, beginning Friday, Sept. 9 through Oct. 8.

An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 at CAVE, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

This is the second music-themed art exhibit curated by Kevin Titzer at CAVE. The first installment, entitled Snowball in Hell: Art inspired by They Might Be Giants, was held in 2005.

The Pixies have been acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in the genesis of alternative rock and the Dig for Fire exhibition is a celebration of that creative ethos, Titzer says.

Regarding the theme of Dig for Fire, the curator stated, “I actually believe the Pixies are a much under-rated band for their influence on visual art. This is kind of my small gesture to acknowledge that.”

“The Pixies are one of my favorite bands and fit very nicely into what I was looking for in a theme,” he continued. “The band has very visual lyrics and use lots of characters in their songs. This gives the artists lots of room to stretch out with their interpretations and has made for a wonderfully diverse exhibition.”

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Information, (310) 450-6960, or www.cavegallery.net.

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