Lowbrow art, motorcycle evangelists and the prayer of endless summer in one location. The customizing and painting, the way how you live and what do you expect of your life is knocking not on heaven's but the door of arts & design. It seems for me that it enters a next level and seperates only to build nice bikes from making art.
Traditionally oil and water do not mix. The surf, hot rod and motorcycle cultures that grew out of Southern California from the 50's-70s however, were all connected by the idea of personal freedom and expression-not conforming to the standards of the societies they existed in. For this show we are bringing together dozens of artists and craftsmen from these respective backgrounds and beyond-from legends to rookies. Each artists will be provided with a particular canvas: a blank board from City Fog Surfboards, helmets from Biltwell, gas tanks from Lowbrow Customs among other items.
To kick off the event a run was organized for the day that ended at the gallery on Fairfax. On hand there was a live performance by ex-TSOL singer Joe Woods, as well as live installation.
To coincide with the show, Us Versus Them creatated a pop up shop that will occupy the back room at Known Gallery. In addition to UVT Fall product and accessories, exclusive artist prints and tees based around some of the pieces included in the show will be for sale.
Filmed & Edited by Zane Meyer
The Black Angels- Young Men Dead
The Black Lips- Hippie Hippie Hourtah