Scion’s National Art Tour Features Celebrated Multimedia Artists and Expands Into New Market With An All-Video Installation Format
Scion launched the sixth edition of its successful art tour, “Installation 6: Video” in January at its own 4,200 square foot Installation L.A. Space gallery in Culver City. Having visited Austin, TX in February, the tour now moves on to Wichita, Kansas, a brand new market for Installation. The show opens at Tangent Lab, 143 N. Rock Island, 3rd floor, Wichita, KS 67202 on March 26th with a reception from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. The exhibit will run until April 10th.
The annual tour, designed to expose established and emerging artists and their work to audiences across the country, features a distinctive selection of international talent and will also visit New York and Minneapolis.
For 2010, the tour focuses on the video medium, which emerged in the 1960s and has since expanded galleries into more experimental, kinetic and interactive spaces. “Installation 6: Video” challenged 10 artists to create non-narrative video installations that will transform five unique exhibitions. Artists include: Dust la Rock (Brooklyn, NY), Eric Nakamura (Los Angeles, CA), Saelee Oh (Los Angeles, CA), Funeral Fog (French + Alan Glass) (London, England), Ill-Studio (Paris, France), Josh Graham (New York, NY), Monihan Monihan (New York, NY), Mark Mothersbaugh (Los Angeles, CA), PMKFA (Tokyo, Japan) and Sage Vaughn (Los Angeles, CA).
“For ‘Installation 6,’ we unveil a full exhibition of video installations that illustrate how 10 emerging artists and creative icons see the world through vivid movement and color,” says Jeri Yoshizu, Scion manager, sales promotions. “In our continued support of independent artistic expression,
we are eager to introduce audiences across the country to inventive works by leading talent in art, music and design who push the boundaries of creativity with every medium they explore.”
Artists in the 2010 “Scion Installation 6: Video” Tour include:
Dust La Rock (aka Joshua Prince) is the co-founder and creative director of Fool’s Gold Records. Hailed as a “cult NYC designer” by Dazed and Confused Magazine, La Rock also serves as art director for renowned producer and DJ, A-Trak and has worked with brands like Nike, Red Stripe and Kid Robot. His work has been featured in art, music and lifestyle publications, including Playboy, Billboard, XLR8R, Mass Appeal, Beautiful Decay, Swindle and Quest. http://www.dustlarock.com
Eric Nakamura is the founder and publisher of Giant Robot (GR) magazine, the leading source of Asian popular culture. As an influential art enthusiast, curator and creator, his aesthetic is reflected in GR’s art galleries and stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Nakamura recently curated the highly successful “Giant Robot Biennale” at the Japanese American National Museum in L.A.’s Little Tokyo. http://www.giantrobot.com/blogs/eric
Saelee Oh, a graduate of Art Center College of Design, works in Los Angeles as an illustrator and fine artist. Oh incorporates nature imagery to tell roughly autobiographical stories of connectedness, alienation and the female experience in 2D and 3D. She has been featured in Juxtapoz and Giant Robot magazine and has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Tokyo. http://www.saeleeoh.com
Funeral Fog is the dark collaboration between illustrator French, and video artist Alan Glass. Both artists are heavily influenced by their love of death metal music. French has done commercial work for Paul Smith, Vans Footwear, M&C Saatchi, Century Media Records, Virgin Music, Zero Skateboards, Nike, Nitro Snowboards, Dazed and Confused Magazine and the BBC amongst others. http://www.tapedcopies.com
PMKFA is a graphic designer now residing in Tokyo after half a decade in Copenhagen and London. Art director and co-founder of the It’s Our Thing clothing label, his work spans music graphics, fashion and 3D art installations. His colorful and psychedelic style has been tapped by brands like Adidas, Sixpack France, DC Shoes, Nudiejeans, WeSC, Junior Senior and Lo-Fi-Fnk. http://www.pmkfa.com
Thomas Subreville co-runs Ill-Studio, a Paris-based multidisciplinary platform, with Leonard Vernhet and associates, Nicolas Malinowsky, Thierry Audurand and Pierre Dixsaut. Ill-Studio has collaborated with Christophe Lemaire, The New York Times Magazine, Supreme NYC, Nike and Uniqlo. http://www.ill-studio.com
Josh Graham is a visual artist and composer who has worked with earth moving bands from Red Sparowes to presently with A Storm of Light. His work is seen in a variety of different arenas, from galleries to concert venues, cd/record covers to apparel, from film to television. He has done work with Scion, Showtime, EA Games, Discovery, Time Warner, A&E, Nike, TNT, IBM, ABC, PBS, Wieden Kennedy Tokyo and Girl Skateboards.
Monihan Monihan, a Seattle-born artist, has worked as a dishwasher, grip-taper, professional skateboarder, pizza delivery driver, clothing designer, office temp, movie critic for a failed Internet TV site, and a director/writer of some regrettable TV and advertising (in that order). He was once voted “The Most Hated Skateboarder of All Time” by Thrasher Magazine and currently resides in Brooklyn, making films under the banner of Bricolagista Inc. http://www.bricolagista.com
Sage Vaughn, was born in Jackson, Ore., but now lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited multiple times in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany as well as both coasts of the U.S. http://www.sagevaughn.com
Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of the band DEVO, became interested in art at an early age. His visual sensibilities are inspired by the worldview he captured through the lenses of his first pair of glasses, as seen in his signature Postcard Diaries prints and Beautiful Mutants photographs. Mothersbaugh continues composing music with DEVO and for film, TV, radio and the Web. http://www.markmothersbaugh.com
Launched in 2003, Scion Installation is a revolutionary art tour affirming the brand’s ongoing commitment to support independent artistic expression and featuring work from an unprecedented collective of contemporary artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers. Previous participants include: Rob Abeyta Jr., Andre from Paris, Gary Baseman, Peter Beste, Blek le Rat, Angela Boatwright, Kelsey Brookes, Mr. Cartoon, David Choe, Crash, Daze, David Ellis, Ron English, Futura, Mike Giant, James Jean, Mel Kadel, Andy Mueller, Andrew Pommier, Ricky Powell, Rammellzee, Retna, Rostarr, Souther Salazar, Kenny Scharf, Andrew Schoultz, Jeff Soto, Chris Yormick and many others.
Visit http://www.scion.com/installation for more information on the tour, including interviews with groundbreaking artists and images from previous gallery shows and tours.