Who: Dan Peterka & Mike Parillo
What: Art Exhibition of various works by Dan Peterka & Mike Parillo
When: Opening Saturday, November 15 || 6-9 pm, exhibiting November 15 – December 13
Where: CES Contemporary, 709 & 711 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
CES Contemporary presents Double Blast, a survey solo exhibition of various works by Dan Peterka in the Main Gallery, and Extra Dopamine, new experimental works by Mike Parillo in the Focus Space.For this exhibition, CES Contemporary focuses on two self-taught artists who have been maintaining a fine art practice for the last twenty years that draws from a collective ethos rooted in the skater and snowboard scene dating back to early 1990’s. Both artists’ studio practice deviates from their training as commercial and industrial designers for sports companies and products. As life-long friends, this is their first exhibition together in Los Angeles since 1999.
Dan Peterka (b. 1974) is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for his graphic design work in the snowboarding and skateboarding world of the nineties and his legendary appearances in the original H-Street Skateboard videos as an athlete. Peterka’s multi-media methods for making art are akin with his no holds barred, multi-faceted approach to life. he work in the exhibition will be seen for the first time in a contemporary gallery context, and features a survey of multi-media works dating from 2001 to 2014.
Mike Parillo (b.1972) is a self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist. He has balanced working as a commercial artist in the action sports industry and has pursued both commercial and fine arts in both Los Angeles, CA and Prague, Czech Republic. He relocated to Jackson, Wyoming in 2008 to focus on fine art, and recently re-settled in Los Angeles. Parillo is known for distinctive graphic motifs that occur throughout his bodies of work. These motifs form an ongoing symbolic narrative about the concepts of failure and of success.