A Tribute to the Artist Jim Phillips and a Skateboarding Icon
Presented by Vans
May 6-8, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, May 6, 7-10PM
We are beyond stoked to be playing host to this awesome travelling exhibit in collaboration with our friends at Chicago's Uprise Skate Shop!
Join us the evening of Friday, May 6, 7-10pm for the opening reception or pop in during our normal hours (11a-7p) on the following Saturday or Sunday for your chance to check out some great art before it moves on to the next city of the tour!
In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.
In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, we have invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display. There will also be an audio tour accessible by smart phone, narrated and describing their first experience with Phillips’ work as well as a backstory on their piece for the show.
Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.
The traveling art show has made its way around the world from Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, and Tokyo. The show has landed back the USA, which will include 15 stops including New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, St. Petersburg, Santa Cruz and more.