Thanks to Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda, curators under the name, Gluekit for their time, effort and care, towards everyone involved with A Product Of Design show. Below is a catalog of sorts, of each of the Solitary Arts family's pieces in the show. Good sales on opening night but tomorrow is the very last day so check it out if you're in the area.
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Avenue (At National)
Culver City, CA 90232
Thanks to Michael Hsiung for the shots of the artwork in the gallery.
I don't much believe in the hoo-doo of most popular religions of the world but sometimes just sometimes I think signs do appear to us if we pay attention. The sunglasses in the shadows meant shit was going to be cool on this trip with the Solitary Arts on their first ever mission. Hours later, I'm still in stupification of what an experience it was. Thank you!
Due to some lap top issues - mine is full and broken, I was unable to blog from the road as planned.
- Isaac McKay-Randozzi
Meeting of the Solitarians. Bob, Jef and Yong-Ki (l-r).
Packing Bob's van aka the Mule. Jef Hartsel loads up a box of display items with an energy that lasted all trip. Dude was all smiles.
Bob Lake, driver, pool madman and fellow bearded creep assesses the situation of his Vanagon.
Yong-Ki and Hartsel talk about shapes of the soon to come pro boards for Bob and him.
Rest stop find.
R. Kelly inspired pee-pee art.
We pulled into LA, checked into the hotel then hit a local Indian spot for some good food. Jerky gives me the winds.
Bob checks out one of Jef's set-ups. Even after 3 decades of skating bob is still a kid.
My office, before I realized my computer is utter poop and I need something made after 2003. At least I don't have any flat spots.
Chillin' in the hotel room, thanks Scion!
The next day we hit the gallery and started to get organized, the Quiet Life was right next to use, stoked!!!
The theme of the show was passion projects. Endeavors of artists who do something outside their regular jobs in the industry. The items they have created and that were showcased came from their hearts. Axes to the heart.
Hartsel scopes out the layout.
Bob cuts some paper for layout use.
Quiet Life display items.
Outside I saw this guy.
We, at the Solitary Arts, had a great time down in Los Angeles for almost a week of installation-work for A Product Of Design show at SCION Installation LA with approximately 750 folks in attendance on opening night (Sept 17th - Oct 8). Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda (curators) invited the Solitary Arts family to participate, along with a gang of amazing people who make amazing product. They also created a booklet for the opening through their own company, Gluekit of everyone that was invited for the show. Thanks to the Sleboda's for their constant support as we couldn't have done anything without them. Below is the first designed item for the show, made by Gluekit.
I'll be posting photos and stories from our journey with Jef Hartsel, Bob Lake, Isaac McKay-Randozzi and myself, next week, of our skateboarding/art adventures while down in LA.