Check out New York City’s thriving skate culture starting tomorrow, from October 13 to November 5, 2011, when Skateboarding Works highlights recent images of skaters in action. A group show, the exhibition is as diverse in subject as artistic style. Three photographers, Erica Reade, Paris Goodman, and Michael A. Cohen will be featured.
The title of this fifteen piece show, Skateboarding Works, carries a double meaning. The obvious – the show consists of works related to skateboarding; and the not so obvious – that skateboarding works as a sport, as transport and as a way of life.
Three common traits have bought these photographers together for this show:
- Whether born and raised, or a city transplant, they all now proudly call themselves NYers
- They all learned their skills through their peers and their own experimentation
- They all love skateboarding
The opening party is tomorrow from 7pm – 10pm. DJ Greenie, fresh to New York after moving from Sydney, Australia where he played regularly at large music festivals and at the Vice.com launch party alongside A-Trak & Rick Ross, will spin tunes from the last 30 years of skate films.
The venue is Panda Bar NYC, 139 Chrystie Street, New York City between Delancey & Broome. Can’t make the opening? Don’t worry, the closing party on Saturday, November 5, runs from 9pm till late. Both the launch and closing parties will have complimentary drinks and product giveaways.
Check out these links for more information on the artists:
Erica Reade: www.ericareadeimages.com
Michael A. Cohen: radcollector.com/columns/michaelcohen/
Paris Goodman: Highspiningfan.tumblr.com