The Boardroom is not just a meeting place for executives. It’s a Skateboard Art Exhibition that might have guests taking on a new hobby. Nearly 30 artists will have transformed over 70 skateboards in to works of art. Opening Reception will be on Friday, January 20th, 2017 from 5p-9p at E11even 2.
Participating Artists include: Sergio Andjuar II, Jeff Balazs, R!ch Cihlar, Ian Cramer, Eileen Dorsey, Jared Gepperth, Jim Giar, Mark “Fat Daddy” Hagstrom, Jeff Hulligan, Erin Jesson, George Kocar, Matt Kokoski, Rachel Latina, Perris Mackey, Randy Maxin, Ashley Nagel, Billy Nainiger, Dan Nainiger, Bob Peck, Ashley Ross, Christina Sadowski, Robert Sadowski, Rick Sans, Andrew Shondrick, Mark Shivey, Steve Simmons, Dawn Tekler, Garrett Weider, Mark Yasenchack, And More.
Additonal Support by Graffiti Heart.
Well by now, some of you may have seen the photos of the rocket signs hung around Cleveland last night, via Facebook. The goal was to hang them around Cleveland, have them seen throughout the week and collected by worthy fans leading up to Fridays show. Well… it was SO successful that all 9 signs were “stolen” in about 4-5 hours! That’s CRAZY and awesome! All we posted were photos of them installed. We planned on listing clues later this week, but i guess there’s no need for that anymore. I guess some people really know the Cleveland terrain. We’d like to thank those who played along, and we hope your happy with your reward. Hang it with pride in home and tell your friends the lengths you had to get them. They were bolted in to the posts with three 4 inch screws with a power drill. And i can tell you the power drill had trouble putting them in. We stripped screws and hung them high enough where a step stool or latter was needed. So they were not easy to get. As you can see in this post a photo (below) of 2 gentlemen holding their winnings in front of a Bob Peck mural. I love their photo, it says “we found them first bi@tch’s!” ha ha. And what’s great about that photo is, that all of the signs were scattered around Cleveland. They were not close to each other, so it’s not like an easter egg hunt where they’re all visible from one location. These dudes went looking, and it paid off for them. For the rest of you who wanted a piece, make sure you come to the opening. There are under 30 total pieces of Bob’s and R!ch’s and only 13 of them are collaboratives. Also, Christina Sadowski (a professional photographer) documented the full install. We’ll have some of those photos up soon. Thank you to everyone. This was fun. I think we might have to do this again sometime.
Bob and R!ch are here to save the world…or at least make some art about what they would save from total annihilation, if they had to. The open-theme and title came about during a brainstorming session between the duo after the first few canvasses had been completed by the artists. As they stood and looked at the first phase of work, R!ch looked at the images of women, vintage toys and other assorted affections and simply said, “Yup, this is everything I would save if it was the end of the world!” Bob nodded in agreement.
Both artists share a love for art that has bold color and flowing design, as well as having a place in their hearts for things like wind-up robots and retro rocket ships. It seemed only right that they joined forces on a series of paintings that merge all of this under one roof. R!ch starts out with a Pop Art style image, created through intricate layers of stenciling. Bob steps in next and works his bursting abstract-style over, under, around and through. The results are pieces of art that are best described as a candy coated explosion.
“Don’t Panic!” will be on Display at Eleven 2 Gallery, located inside 78th Street Studios on April 17th, 2015 & May 15th during the 3rd Friday Events.