Events & Exhibits
I’m stoked to have a couple of pieces in the International Weird Collage Show at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY this month. With a total of 35 collage artists from around the world participating (full list below), this one should be pretty epic . Plus it’s been a while since I’ve been back in the City so I’m really looking forward to it. The opening is Saturday April 19th from 6-10 pm. Stop by, grab a drink and say hello – hope to see you there. 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY.
About the show:
A collective exhibition featuring collage work by Rubén B, André Bergamin, Molly Bosley, Dennis Busch, Julia Busch, Joe Castro, Jordan Clark, Cless, Tamar Cohen, Isabelle Cordemans, William Crump, Harold Diaz, Fred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, Alan Ganev, Sr. García, April Gertler, Goster, Grande, Diego Guzman, Micosch Holland, Ashkan Honarvar, Victoria Ulrikke Iles, Geoff Kim, Jon Legere, Max-o-matic, Sylvia Stølan, Brandi Strickland, Sweet Suede, John Whitlock, Oliver Wiegner, Charles Wilkin, Niko Vartiainen, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots
Curated by Max-o-matic, Rubén B and Charles Wilkin
4 years ago, the skateboard scene in Japan received an inspiring depiction in the cult skate video aptly titled LENZ. As the world has continued to get smaller and skateboarders have united even more, Shinpei Ueno & Evisen Skateboards teamed up to produce the sequel: one of the most unique & culturally rich skateboard films to date. Featuring over 180 skateboarders, LENZ II highlights skateboarding in Japan, France, and New York City to show that skateboarding flourishes best when allowed to mutate and adapt to the diversity of global terrain. This video proves that although styles may differ internationally, creativity and expression are fundamental to skateboarding.
PERMANENT is proud to host the Public U.S. Premiere of this special film. The premiere is 1 night only, and will be held at the Cha Cha Lounge at 2375 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday December 12, 2013. While RSVPing isn’t required, arriving early with an RSVP is the only way to guarantee entry if the venue fills. You can do so at: http://lenz.eventbrite.com
Shinpei Ueno of Evisen has been busy behind the lenz and at the editing bay, putting the final touches on the much-anticipated LENZ II video. This video is an inspirational narrative of skateboarding in Japan, New York, and France. Over 180 skaters are featured! Stay tuned for information on the Los Angeles premiere of LENZ II, presented by Permanent Distribution.
Todd Francis was the honorary guest artist for the latest Know Show retailers trade show in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver Is Awesome caught-up with Todd for a quick Q&A while Todd hammered away 2 large (12 feet long by 2.5 feet) freestyle paintings of his iconic pigeons doing what pigeons do best. Read the interview HERE.
[o] Tom Nugent