Pacific Northwest surfing inspired art show opening First Thursday in Portland (8/2/12) at Wieden + Kennedy. It looks like a well-rounded group show – photographers, painters and shapers all working in the Northwest. Not a lot of opportunities to see a collection of regional artwork from surfers so you should definitely find your way to this show.
Here’s a chat with the curator of the show Amy Carleton:
How long does the show run?
The show is up for the entire month of August. Thanks for posting the event!
What sparked the idea for this show?
Dan and I hatched this idea together over the past year. I had always wanted to bring the somewhat isolated nw surfing community together creatively and as an art producer at W+K, I had the opportunity to propose an art show in the gallery space. Selfishly, I also wanted an excuse/deadline to create my own artwork and design another board with Dan. Through our shared friends we discovered a group of artists inspired to create work for the show and collaborate on board designs. The show is pretty diverse; installation, painting, illustration, photography, video, music and surfboards. “It Comes in Waves”, refers not only to the ceaseless current of the ocean, but also the waves of inspiration we feel as artists. Flat spells, flat spells… waves.
How do we follow more of this?
IT COMES IN WAVES
Artwork from Pacific Northwest Surfers
Artists: Dan Murdey, Joe Curren, Ben Moon, Scott Patt, Yasmina Dedijer-Small, Gregg Kaplan, Scrappers, Allan Schmidt, Eli Anderson, Mark McInnis, Luke Yablonsky, Monica Ranes, Rick Albano, John Holm, Danny Sullivan + Amy Carleton
Thursday, August 2nd, 6-9pm
224 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR
Percentage of proceeds to benefit The Warm Current.
Snapshots of the show by Amy Carleton: