SKATE & CREATE
Opening: Sat, August 30, 6 pm - 9 pm
Exhibition: August 30 - October 3, 2014
The skateboard culture of Southern California played a seminal role in the early influences of many graffiti and street artists. The growth of the sport, or anti-sport, along with its strong visual component, represented a renegade vigilante attitude, like punk and while every skater was not a criminal, the graphics on the boards often abused copyright or represented darker and more anti-authoritarian attitudes. This exhibition of street art and street inspired graphics symbolizes these rich origins and pushes forward a new generation of sleek, cool, fun, and taboo imagery on skate decks that epitomizes both sub-cultures.
2wenty, Bandit, Benjamin Alejandro, Blinky, Bleep Bloop, Bumblebee, Cali Killa, Common Cents, Cindy Love, David Flores, Desire Obtain Cherish, Earl Lee, Egads, Felix, Gianni Arone, Greg Auerbach, Haunted Euth, Homo Riot, Insurgency Inc, Jason Ostro, Jennifer Korsen, Kenny Scharf, KH No. 7, Kiosk, Koffinz, Little Ricky, Mad Man, Mar, Morley, Me, Phobik, Random Act, Risk, Sand One, Sek, Septerhed, ShadowMonsterBear, Shepard Fairey, Skechy, Smear, Sprouts, Teacher, The $tatus Faction, Thrashbird, TFail, War n Buff it, XVLA, plus a few surprises!
G. James Daichendt, Ed.D. is author of the books Shepard Fairey Inc. Artist/Professional/Vandal, Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art, and is currently writing a biography on artist Kenny Scharf. Jim founded the academic journal Visual Inquiry and writes for a variety of publications. He is a Professor of Art History and Associate Dean at Azusa Pacific University in southern California.
Special window installation by Skate Study House
Skate & Create Does More than Deliver - Written by Anise Stevens
Thank you to Daniel Barron of YAY!LA for the feature! Click here to read Best of YAY!LA: Street Art & Graffiti.