Skate & Create Curated by G. James Daichendt Exhibit Duration: August 30th - October 1st 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.
Artists: 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, Shadow Monster Bear, Shepard Fairey, Skechy, Smear, Sprouts, Teacher, The $tatus Faction, Thrashbird, TFail, War n Buff it, XVLA
His murals are community projects that bring together artists, business owners, and local youth. Together they transform defaced city walls into works of art that neighborhoods take pride in having on their streets. His efforts to beautify and inspire communities have garnered local and international media attention