— Geoff McFetridge

Solitary Arts x ACE TRUCK MFG

As many of you know, we're proud to use ACE TRUCKS exclusively on our personal setups (Jef Hartsel, Bob Lake, Geoff McFetridge, and Yong-Ki Chang at the Solitary Arts all ride ACE's).   Today, we're honored to offer you 7 various sizes in the ACE family from 00's to 66's!  Thanks to Shrewgy and Joey Tershay for their constant support.  

Geoff McFetridge created a Solitary Arts x ACE TRUCK MFG shirt in celebration.  Handmade on 100% organic cotton shirts with water-based ink.  Fits like an American Apparel shirt but these are organic Econscious shirts that we used for this run.  Check our Mini Skate Shop for the trucks and our T-Shirt Shop for these very limited, hand-screened tee's.  




Piano Pinner in Black

Isaac McKay-Randozzi and Jerry Beitzell continue their, "Skate Tested" feature with this round attacking the Solitary Arts Piano Pinner in black.  Yup, we've made our 9 ply Piano Pinner fully dipped in black and hand-screened with the same Geoff McFetridge graphic, reversed.  Included with these completes are ACE Trucks "00" as well as options for either 13" or 14" wheelbase. You also get a wheel-choice with either Black Eggs in 50mm 87a (soft) or White Yolks in 54mm 100a! (hard).  Thanks to Jerry for shredding the Pinner and to Isaac for his video/edit.  

 

Check more of Isaac's feature of the Piano Pinner at Color Magazine.  



Closing: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Scion Installation L.A.

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
310.815.8840

Thanks to Michael Hsiung for the shots of the artwork in the gallery.  


A Product Of Design with The Solitary Arts

Bob Lake, Jef Hartsel, Isaac McKay-Randozzi and myself went down to Atwater Village to visit Geoff McFetridge and Aaron Carretti as part of the installation week we spent in Los Angeles for A Product Of Design at SCION gallery in Culver City.  Geoff used the same india-ink he used for the original Curb Thief artwork and made a 9ft, free-standing, 3-layered relief piece for the Solitary Arts inclusion into the product show.  We spent a full day at the gallery and finished majority of the work together as a family and had time to spare to skate a few choice spots each day.  More to come on those skate missions!  By the way, the show ends this Saturday, October 8th so get there as all of the artwork is on sale including both the Big Red and the new Black Piano Pinner.  The space has a 0% commission policy so all of the artwork sold will go directly back to each member of the Solitary Arts. Mahalo for your support! 

Below, 1/2 of the curating team, Gluekit,  Christopher Sleboda putting the finishing touches via vinyl-lettering by the Colophon Foundry (they were also part of this show).

We stole Geoff's hand-painted curb from his studio and used it to secure the 9ft Curb Thief at the gallery space. 

The Solitary Arts family wall... 

Bob Lake, Jef Hartsel, Yong-Ki Chang and Isaac McKay-Randozzi out front at the SCION Installation L.A. in Culver City.  


A Product Of Design Sept. 17, 2011 At SCION Installation L.A.

SCION presents
A PRODUCT OF DESIGN

Curated By: Gluekit - Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda

Showcasing designers whose passion projects have taken shape in an array of products, this exhibition spotlights the blurred line between product and art object, and between collectibility and function. "A Product of Design" celebrates a cross-section of companies and individuals whose work is graphic and inspiring.

The exhibition features:
The Solitary Arts, Andy Mueller (The Quiet Life), Peter Buchanan-Smith (Best Made Co.), Colophon Foundry, Various Projects, Hugo & Marie, Booji, Ben Blanc Studio, and JB Lab.

The Solitary Arts family, for "A Product Of Design" will be, Geoff McFetridge, Yong-Ki Chang, Jef Hartsel, Bob Lake, with photographs from Isaac McKay-Randozzi and Mark Kushimi.  

Opening Night: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 7-10pm
Show dates: September 17 – October 8, 2011
RSVP For Opening Reception at www.scion.com/space

Scion Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave. (at National)
Culver City, CA 90232
http://www.scionav.com/space