It’s fall in the bay, and as usual, everyone’s blessed with sun and an abundance of music and art events. As the Oakland art scene continues to grow with events like Art Murmur,—and the rising rent in S.F. pushing artists out of the city— local contributors teamed up with the Youth Speaks organization to throw together a yearly event for the locals.
BUILT TO WEATHER
A photography exhibition curated by Chris Carnel
Jan. 14 – Feb, 8, 2013 | Opening reception Fri. January 18, 6-8PM
Open Space film screening w/ Q&A at the Nevada Museum of Art Sat. Feb. 2, 1PM $5
Built to Weather will feature a bad-ass selection of snowboard related photography by the likes of: Bud Fawcett, Ian Ruhter, Mike Basich, Jim Zellers with Richard Leversee, Mike Yoshida, Paul Laca and Tim Peare. Curator Chris Carnel has somehow tracked down prominent works from these globe-trotting photographers. Together they form a unique crew of individuals intrinsically involved with the sport. Their diverse selection of photographs features pinnacle, historical moments involving iconic individuals that have lived and breathed the life.
To wrap up the show, on February 2nd 1 PM at the NMA for $5, will be a screening of Mike Basich’s short movie Open Space with a Q&A to follow. Chris Carnel (Basich is in Europe) and Ian Ruhter will be speaking about their involvement in documenting the sport; Ruhter from both sides of the camera. Ruhter will also elaborate on his cutting edge style of shooting (hint: it involves a truck and wet plates), his work in Built to Weather and being an ex-pro in the sport. Following the screening the gallery will be open from 2:30-3:30PM.
Built to Weather details
What: Snowboard photography exhibition featuring eight artists, curated by Chris Carnel
Where: The Holland Project Gallery, 140 Vesta St. between Wells Avenue and Virginia Street in Reno
When: Jan. 14 - Feb. 8, 2013; Opening reception Fri. Jan. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
Film: Open Space followed by a Q&A session with Chris Carnel and Ian Ruhter. Sat. Feb 2 1 p.m. at Nevada Museum of Art, $5 admission
Jimbo Phillips, raised in Santa Cruz, CA has been creating eye-popping art since the 90s. His work can be seen on skateboards (Santa Cruz skateboards) Album covers and magazine ads. His father, Jim Phillips designed for Santa Cruz Skateboards in the 70's and 80's. The ledengdary "Screaming Hand" was one of his more famous pieces.
Huf and Deluxe Distribution recently partnered with Japanese artist, Haroshi, on a sculpture series inspired by professional skateboarders Peter Ramondetta, Tommy Guerrero, Dennis Busenitz and Keith Hufnagel. Haroshi applied his signature sculptural technique to the project using old skateboards and components as his medium for design.