These are the artists behind the brands, making the graphics for companies that have inspired us for many years. The premise of this group show serves to reconnect these artists with what got them to where they are in the first place: their skateboards. On May 28th they trade in their comfortable studios and desks for a snug ride in a van with over 100 pieces of art, a dozen skateboards, and camping gear to embark on a classic skate-trip across part of America. Bringing one-night-only art shows to L.A., Kansas City, and Austin.
Greg â€˜PNutâ€™ Galinsky (Vans), Andrew Pommier (Momentum Wheels), Michael Leon (Stacks/Nike SB), Mark â€˜FOSâ€™ Foster (Heroin/Altamont), Todd Bratrud (The High 5/Consolidated), Ben Horton (Slave), Donny Miller (Skate Mental), Michael Sieben (Roger) and Mat Oâ€™Brien (krook3d) will be traveling from around the country to three cities showing the wonderful and inspirational work they do. Others like Dennis McNett (Anti-Hero), Travis Millard (Fudge Factory Comics), Geoff McFetridge (Solitary Arts/Girl), Andy Jenkins (Girl), Matt Irving (adidas), and Eric Anthony (Girl) are contributing art for these one-night shows starting in Los Angeles at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, then Escapist in Kansas City, MO ending at No Comply Skate Shop in Austin, TX.
â€œOne Way or Another will feature some of the most talented folks in the skateboarding industry. Each artist involved is donating their valuable time, skill and resources to inspire the next generation of creators.â€ Says co-curator Isaac McKay-Randozzi.
â€œThe unique thing about this group is that they are widely known for their art and work for skateboard companies and little known [due mostly to their own authority] for their action on their skateboards.â€
â€”Sandro Grison, editor/creative director of Color Magazine and co-curator