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
Ian Ruhter is a genius. Seriously. Watch his latest Silver & Light Video: American Dream. It's incredible. Great work guys!
The American Dream video is based on the fear of success, this thought is extremely powerful, fear has the ability to cripple us from pursuing our dreams. The moment I embraced my dreams it was as if the universe had drawn people to help us and share their stories. Our goal is to tell the stories of the people who live in America. Your support is the driving force behind our project. We could not have done this without you. We have made it this far because you shared and supported us through our social networking sites. We were able to connect with the people in this film because of the internet. Every time you share or like this project it brings us one step closer to photographing your town, people you know, possibly even you.
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Its crazy to go from skating some of the nicest weather; to shredding pow for the first day of the year. Chris and Matt went out the two days prior; and spoke of this legendary preseason snow and the short hike. The next day we went out with a small crew and found out it was an hour hike to the land of freshies and face shots.
The Crew(L-R) RylandSweigard, Matt Foster, Chris Geisen, David Gray
The Downtown Throwdown rolled into a town that has been on what has seemed to be a month-long bender. Fleetweek, America's Cup, The Dew Tour, and most notably, the Giants winning the World Series, San Francisco has been going off. The Downtown Throwdown added to the excitement as some of the best rail shredders in the game gathered at the Civic Center to celebrate the art of dropping hammers.
Sammy Luebke with the Civic Center in the background.
The day got off to a little bit of a late start as the crowd definitely took its time to muster up. Once the beats started dropping, the riders started their endless assault on a trio of rails put together by Krush Kulesza and his Snowboy Productions. The menu for the day was a down-flat-down box, an a-frame bar, and up bar to donkey dick.
Krush with the Instagram Alerts
Guest judges Sean Genovese, Bode Merrill, and Forest Bailey had their work cut out for them because the pool of riders included Andrew Brewer, Ryan Paul, Zak Hale, Dylan Thompson, Brandon Hobush, Nial Romanek, Johnny Brady and more.
Sean Black - style for miles
Shred celebrities Jesse Burtner and Preston Strout manned the mic to help the eclectic crowd understand the complex trick variations that were being thrown. Sick Crocs bro
When all was said and done, the JEDI, Nial Romanek walked away with top honors. It's been a longtime coming for him to win a big comp. He's definitely one of the top rail riders in Lake Tahoe.
Nial Romanek stoked
Here are your winners
1st Place – Nial Romanek; $6000
2nd Place – Brandon Hobush; $3000
3rd Place – Dylan Thompson; $2000
4th Place – Ted Borland; $1000
5th Place – Andrew Brewer; $500
Bode Merrill’s Bakers Dozen Award - Johnny Brady; 13 Cosmo Shots
Monster Moment Best Trick Award- Brendan Gerard; $500 FS 180 switch 50-50 half-cab out on the pole-jam
To see more pics, they had the crowd hashing their faces off on Instagram. Click here to see all the #dttd madness