Dec 12, 2017 | By Clare Varga
In the midst of the LA Design Festival, we had the opportunity to check out a pretty interesting, multi-medium exhibit, that fused Active elements with the experimental art. Come In! 2: Skate.Surf.Bike. was staged in the Architecture + Design Museum in the heart of LA’s museum row, and the opening party, hosted by A+D, was a total success, drawing in a diverse crowd of enthusiasts from around the city.
From Skaters to hipsters and art lovers; everyone was enjoying the sights, sounds, and energy that filled the space. The art itself was just as diverse, tapping into everything from photography to screen printing, sculpture and illustration.
A sizable attraction, in measure and in merit, was the light installation designed and created by Electroland, artists who specialize in large scale public art projects. Florescent lights were wired to the walls that dim in and out, in sync, to mimic the motion and sound of dropping in and skating street. Spotted taking in this part of the sensorial exhibit, was pro skateboarder and legend, Natas Kaupas, who totally had us fan-ing out.
With a heavy influence of surf (re-designed felt surfboards were hanging from the windows), and urban cycling (a live drawing completed entirely from pedaling two re-purposed vintage Schwins), the Southern California vibe could not be denied. A killer way to put art into action and show off So-Cal culture at it’s finest.
So we invite you to come (walk, roll, or pedal) in and check out the exhibit until July 24th. – Jeanine Pesce + Courtney Schultz
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