Last night, the Adidas exhibition about 15 years of Mark Gonzales kickstarted at the HVW8 gallery, and it will be open to the public all this week-end.
It seems like the whole night was a success, and…
Ha, you can always count on Mark to make things a bit more interesting than expected!
Might have to change my first name, now…
Anyway, if you are in town, go check it out for yourself, the show has just been extended!
So, Adidas Skateboarding is celebrating 15 years of having Mark Gonzales amongst them, and to do so properly they have selected a few photographers documenting Mark during those times, and I am more than proud to be one of them!
The Exhibition will premiere in Los Angeles next week-end, so if you are around, try to get there! Everybody is showing amazing work, and I was lucky to contribute a lot of rarely to never seen images to the show.
Here are all info for the public viewing:
15 YEARS OF GONZ & ADIDAS
May 4th & 5th, 2013
1pm to 6pm
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N. Spaulding Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.655.4898 | WWW.HVW8.COM
…from Byron Bay, and the Transitions exhibition!
Here is what curator Joseph Allen Shea had to say about it:
“Dear Transition Artists,
Thank you again to all involved in making this cool exhibition happen, and having my postcard in it!
So, French Post delivered, and my postcard reached Byron Bay, Australia in time for Transitions…
Jason Dill, shot last summer in Paris, boasting his then brand new Stevie Wonder tatoo…
And smoking a cigarette, surprisingly enough.
PLEASE NOTE THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN MOVED!
A traveling exhibition of artwork that not only arrived through the postal service but is post.
March 8th, 2013.
Art Park Gallery
5/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay. Australia.
As we speak, my contribution to the Transitions exhibition is on its way to Byron Bay, Australia… With just a stamp and an address on its back, as the show, currated by Joseph Allen Shea and The Heavy Mental is one of “mail art”. Yes, the mail is the art.
Quite the past century concept, isn’t it?
Jokes aside, finding something nice, and more importantly packaged with great care, in your mail box is still one of the best feelings to start your day with, so I am delighted to be part of this. And I am quite excited to see what the walls will look like in Byron Bay, once all those people contributions will have reached their destination!
“There has been a lot of amazing postcards, letters, zines, bizarre cutouts flying through the mail box over the last few weeks and it delights me to think of all the pieces that will be colourfully, or otherwise, be traveling through the postal service as I type this.”
Joseph Allen Shea
Hopefully, the French Post will deliver!
Young Irish lensman Richard Gilligan published a really great book about skateboarding, a few months ago, with French publishers 1980 Éditions. Instead on focusing on the tricks, he documented the landscapes, more particularly the ones of those D.I.Y. spots that have been sprouting around the world.
An interview with Eirik Traavik about his great skateboard magazine reminded of some Jake Johnson portraits I had the chance to see printed in Dank…
Jake is one of the most interesting skateboarders on this planet, at the moment, on and off his board…
And Dank is hands down the best skateboard publication available right now.
As we were speaking of Andrew Pommier, here is a photo I shot of him in Scott Bourne’s living room, a couple years ago, as he was working on sketches of Paris roofs…
That series would be used in Sugar magazine to open for his interview, as seen below.
You should definitely have a look at Andrew’s art, as he has more up his sleeves than his quirky lil’ characters (no matter how much I love them!).