April 18, 2014
Aaron “Jaws” Homoki- watch as he puts his ankles through hell and back. In the end he comes out smelling like roses.
If there is ever a perfect embodiment of what Sanuk is all about, then Dave Rastovich is the definition. Hailing from Australia, Dave Rastovich has been a team rider for Sanuk for several years. His unique style and environmental efforts display his true passion for life, connection with the earth, and his overall positive outlook on making the world a better place. Follow along as we venture to Byron Bay to veg out on his humble homestead, share a surf (or two) and discover the true joys of gardening naked…
April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014
The IM dudes were on full charge from San Jose to LA, then LA to Phoenix for the PHX AM Contest. Check out the action along the way!
CLEON PETERSON / END OF DAYS
NEW IMAGE ART / CLOSING SAT. APRIL 19TH
GALLERY HOURS 1PM-6PM
In Cleon Peterson’s End of Days, at New Image Art, Peterson’s world of depravity does not simply crash and burn: it reverses polarity, inherited not by the meek but by the vengeful and merciless. Whatever days have ended, they have been succeeded by a new age of barbarism, with clear winners and losers. The triumphant take no trophies, apart from the occasional severed head, but the defeated have clearly lost more than their viscera – they have lost all semblance of control, dignity, strength and, most of all, hope.
But not all is lost, nor is it over. If that sounds like the good news, well, it’s not. The scenes of brutality are depicted in medias res, after the first blows were struck, in most cases not quite lethally. As the victims live to suffer, their tormenters seem to revel in that persistence. In fact, the tormenters, which Peterson calls the “shadows,” appear to derive their strength from their subversion. Over the years that he has depicted the shadows in his work, Peterson has often cited their genesis in the writings of Jung and Nietzsche, both of whom described the tension between the parts of the self that the psyche expresses and those it represses. In Newtonian fashion, the force of repression is met with an equal force of reprisal. In End of Days, then, the viewer is left to question what precipitating crimes could merit such grisly punishment.
Whereas the backdrop for the shadows is a neutral netherworld, other images in End of Days are set amid urban calamity. In these, the shadows are replaced with uniformed “enforcers” – a more orderly sort of violence for a more carefully constructed world. The two settings are equally nightmarish, though, and in their horror lies a grim revelation of the most essential quality of fear: powerlessness. What we are left with is a sublimation of paranoia, bypassing struggle on the arc from anxiety straight into torment.
NEW IMAGE ART
7920 SANTA MONICA BLVD
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046
April 15, 2014
Filmed all over the world, spanning an entire year, this is the excess footage of Axel Cruysberghs from etnies Presents: AB&A.
April 11, 2014
Tonight from 7-10, As Issued in Costa Mesa is hosting Alex Wasbin and Evan “Stink” Rossell for their collaborative show, Weird Fiction. Each was inspired by their respective grandparents who were artists as well: Alex’s grandmother worked in textiles (including at RVCA) and painting, while Evan’s grandfather was a cartoonist.