here's your Friday visual hand job.
steve sent me this one. pretty rad.
and I'll leave you with this classic from the kirkchives in honor of Wacko Jacko.
Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art
July 5 - Septmeber 13, 2009
Full Deck presents an anthology of skate-art from the 1960’s to the present. The skate artist’s aesthetic—raw, passionate and personal—is energized by a devotion to the act of skating and a DIY embrace of skate culture.
Since the first graphic was drawn onto a board, the culture of skateboarding has grown hand in hand with visual arts movements such as the Mission School (Barry McGee, Chris Johanson) and graffiti art. The skate culture’s embrace of individual style, approach and intention is, I think, what continues to draw new skaters to this renegade art practice—a hybrid in a realm of its own. And like the inclusive surf community, skaters and skate artists span several generations.
The multi-media skate art community fosters the highly unique mix of painting, graphics, photography, filmmaking, music, stickers, magazines and clothing—the ever-growing creative by-products stemming from this alternative and popular mode of transportation. The colorful graphic paintings on the bottom of a skateboard are one of the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and mostly created without artistic boundaries—just like skateboarding itself.
Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs
James Barsness • Tiffany Bozic • Todd Bratrud • Steve Caballero • Sean Cliver • Lori Damiano • Corey Duffel • Phil Eggleston • Skip Engblom • Jeremy Fish • Todd Francis • Mike Giant • Mahtab Habibian • Damien Hirst • Faye Jaime • Ian Johnson • Bryce Kanights • Obi Kaufman • Mike Kershnar • Billy Kroft • Tom Ledin • Amanda Lynn • Holly Lyons • Chris Main • Gwen Manfrin • Marilyn Minter • Johnny Mojo • Takashi Murakami • Pushead • Matt Ritchie • Jenny Schmid • Kirk Shelton • Deth P Sun • Winston Tseng • Jake Watling • Derek Weisberg • Christopher Wool • Tobin Yelland
From the Collections of
Mark Aviles • Sam Cunningham • Marc D'Estout • Skip Engblom • Cari Herod • Myche Howe • Ian Johnson • Ryan Maddox • Chris Main • Steven Muegge • Eric Olsen • Jason Strubing • Ann Trinca • Gwynne Vitello • Tony Vitello • Mark Whiteley • Dan Worden • Catherine Clark Gallery • Consolidated • Element • Enjoi • Foundation • Playgrounded • Santa Cruz Skateboards • Santa Monica Airlines Skateboards • Skateworks • SLAP • Streetcorner • Thrasher • Toy Machine • Western Edition Skateboards
Tobin Yelland, Mikey Reyes, 24th/Mission, San Francisco
Opening Reception/Book Signing
Thursday, July 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Meet Sean Cliver, author of Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art and The Disposable Skateboard Bible, and other skate culture celebs. Refreshments provided by the Bedford Gallery Guild. Free for LCA members and exhibition artists + 1.
Bg Skate Day
Saturday, August 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Art activities in the gallery from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., followed by a pro skate demo from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Culture + Cocktails
Thursday, September 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy skate films and live music while you sip. 21 and over only. RSVP required. 925/295-1423.
"Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority."
IMDB: "Best friends are headmistresses at a successful private school for girls...a spiteful, angry child tells her grandmother [she saw the headmistresses doing "unnatural" things with each other at night] and the Grandma believes her...The word quickly spreads and within days Karen and Martha are faced with empty classrooms. Joe is fired from his job for siding with the teachers. The teachers sue for slander in a case that makes national headlines.
Some of you may have noticed that almost every screen name I use has "611" in it somewhere. for the rest of you sorry, this post is going to be lame. Everytime I see 611 somewhere I notice it... When its 6:11 I nod to myself and feel like its going to be a good day after that. I know its stupid and superstitious but its just one of those things you do when you have a "number" ... read morehttp://kirknoggins.blogspot.com/2008/05/story-of-611.html
Judge Throws Out Suit Against Cap'n CrunchSACRAMENTO (CBS13) ―Cap'n Crunch Crunchberry cereal is in a legal crunch.
A lawsuit filed by a California woman claims the cereal falsely advertises it has berries. There are no real berries in the kid's sugar cereal. A local attorney says he believes the case has merit.
"Call it Cap'n crunch with sugar balls. Let consumers know what it is ahead of time," said Jeffery Kravits, Sacramento attorney.
A judge dismissed the case last week, but the decision is being appealed.