PangeaSeed Presents: The Great West Coast Migration – Art Benefit for Sharks and Oceans

2012/07/02

サメの乱獲による絶滅からの保護を訴えるNGO団体PangeaSeedによるアメリカ西海岸の主要都市を渡って行われるアートイベント「The Great West Coast Migration」ツアーに参加します。

Seattle – July 13 – 15: Roq la Rue (http://roqlarue.com/) Since opening in 1998, Roq la Rue has been an integral part of the Pop Surrealism/Underground Contemporary art movement. They continue to exhibit established artists in the genre as well as fostering emerging artists, many of whom go on to great acclaim in the Pop Surrealism and Contemporary art scene. Their emphasis is on art that embodies technical craftsmanship blended with fantastical imagery and visually dynamic narratives featuring monthly exhibitions, and offer better works on the secondary market.

Portland – July 20 – 22: Grass Hut Co. (http://grasshutcorp.com) is a gallery/shop/studio located in Portland, Oregon, but all the artists involved have turned it more into a colorful wildfire of creativity that has spread throughout the tubes of the Internet connecting artists from around the world.  It’s about the spirit of stoking each other’s creative fires and making art that reminds everyone to have fun.  Grass Hut is also home to the finest indie-published zines, crafts, goofy toys, limited edition prints.

San Francisco – July 27 – 28: Spoke Art (http://spoke-art.com) is San Francisco’s newest art gallery and publishing house.  Located in San Francisco’s dynamic Lower Nob Hill neighborhood, Spoke Art specializes in emerging new contemporary artists with a firm emphasis on figurative and illustrative works.

Los Angeles – August 2 – 4: LeBasse Projects (http://www.lebasseprojects.com) is focused on the development of a carefully selected roster of international emerging artists. Since opening its doors in the Culver City Art District in 2009, LeBasse Projects has presented a program that fosters the growth of its artists by allowing them the freedom to create across a range of mediums.

Costa Mesa – August 10 – 12: The ARTery (http://thelab.com/shops/the-artery) is a series of steel shipping containers transformed into a walkthrough community art exhibition space. The ARTery is dedicated to supporting emerging artists through their exhibitions and installations.

San Diego – August 18 – 19: Space 4 Art (http://www.sdspace4art.org) aims to establish permanent, affordable working, living and support facilities for artists in San Diego with maximum community involvement.  With goals to grow their idea through the eventual acquisition and building of a permanent facility.  As well as to dramatically increase the number of work/live units available, thereby attracting more emerging artists to San Diego.

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WRECKS :

程々の反逆心と怠惰なメッセージが生温いDoodle(落書き)スタイルから生まれる困惑したイメージや無気力な字と共に排出される。アパレルライン、グラフィックデザインやコラボレーション制作等ゆるく活動。

They sprout absurd mottos of laziness with a dose of idiotic fervor and punk zest thru confused images and spiritless letters which come from tepid doodles.

Nao Harada :

東京在住。WRECKSのアートワークを手がける偽世捨て人、Hater。くだらなくふざけた漫画、映画を好んで育つ。ネガティブで怠惰なインディー精神から生まれるイラストレーションをデザイン感覚から積み上げて表現する。

A Tokyo-based-psuedo-hermit, a hater of the secret WRECKS crew. He grew up with crazy funny Manga and movies. He piles up illustrations with a negative and lazy indie-spirit combined with a design sense forged from years in Tokyo hell.

contact » info[at]wrecks[dot]jp