Former Journey singer opens art show in Chicago
August 4th, 2017
Singer-songwriter Robert Fleischman, who gained fame for his work with the rock band Journey, is playing Chicago again.
This time he’s showcasing his collage artwork at the Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery in River North.
“My music was my music and when I did art, that was my silent art,” Fleischman told me. “I bounce back and forth between the two.”
The singer lives in Wisconsin but spends time in Chicago, too.
Fleischman penned some of Journey’s biggest hits, including “Wheel In the Sky,” “Anytime” and “Winds of March” on the multi-platinum “Inﬁnity.”
He credits the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover in 1967 for inspiring his art. He started ripping paper to create the pop surreal images. The hobby became a passion. He eventually moved from creating 5-foot-by-6-foot canvases to doing the work on a phone and then a Galaxy pad “because doing it on the phone was a little hard on the eyes.”
The “World in My Eyes Exhibit” runs through Aug. 24.