Industry of Meaning
Art Show Overview - Curated by Skip Engblom and Matt Wessen
The observation of the surf, skate, street, and beach mediums from 1907, when George Freeth first taught surfing in Venice Beach up until present day. Presenting a 100 year retrospective of the creative ripple effect which these mediums have had on culture. Highlighting these 4 mediums and how they have affected the artists to create and perspectively their creativity. Bringing together fine artists, cultural icons and a range of cultural artifacts. Recognizing what was once the fringe obscure counterculture and witnessing how it’s been mainlined into the general culture. With over 50 participating artists in this exhibit; including cultural Icons like Skip Engblom and Jim Ganzer, both who have over 50 years in their respected mediums. In total there is over a millennia of effort. Represented here in 5 immersive exhibition spaces, experience over 1,000 years of culture.
On view December 12, 2018 - February 7, 2019 @ Sea You Are Free in Venice, California