✓ — Jef Hartsel
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.
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!
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.
Jef Hartsel flew into San Francisco and within hours of his arrival at 6AM, we embarked on a hardy breakfast, skated two spots and spent a few hours at the Solitary Arts office. Hartsel built some setups and outside around the corner, he spotted this jukebox on the street! I'm a huge fan of the ol' 45 rpm/7" players but this one was left for the next fortunate soul...
We met-up with Bob Lake, Aaron Hazelwood, Chane Wilson and Scott McPhearson in the Sunset district of San Francisco for an afternoon sesh in the bird-bath (first time for Harts!). I made a quick video edit with Bob Lake and Jef Hartsel, below.
Due to some lap top issues - mine is full and broken, I was unable to blog from the road as planned.