1. To live. To remain alive.
2. To live through. To outlive.
3. To carry on despite hardships; or the death of a loved one.
from Latin, supervivere, super ‘over, beyond’ + vivere ‘to live’; or ‘to live beyond’.
SURVIVE is an exhibition featuring a conceptually coherent and significant, original body of work by L.A. based emerging artists SINER, FISHE, DREYE, KYLE THOMAS, and NATHAN SMITH.
The exhibition will feature 36 3x4 ft. canvasses. The artists work from the same flat monochromatic palette mixing ink, acrylic, markers, brush, rollers, and spray paint.
Their abstract work on the street translates directly across surfaces, textures, and contexts onto the canvass. The fearless originality and brutal honesty of their works create a dramatic composition that reflects an aggressive obsession with technique and medium. The works’ distinctively raw aesthetic results in something chaotic, yet unique and beautiful.
FIRST FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 2013
SEVEN TO ELEVEN PM
SHOW RUNS ONE NIGHT ONLY
2600 TELEGRAPH AVENUE
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 94612
SURVIVE has consciously chosen Oakland to follow up New Orleans and Detroit to provoke a dialogue on the transformative power of art. Inviting Bay Area street culture purveyors and art audiences to the showcase of emerging artists in a formerly vacant structure, and now transformed ‘pop-up’ gallery space, the concept, the process, and the art reinforce the purpose: SURVIVE.
To view the making of the traveling exhibition and large-scale street art murals visit: superviveredesign.com
Video Site Credits:
Curator// James W Riley
Creative Direction// James W Riley
Film// Oliver Lukacs
Layout// Kenny C.
Production// Norman Senn. Damian Esteem.
Special Thanks // Spark Media. Detroit. Inner State Gallery. ZES. REVOK. SINTEX.