Exhibitions

#RVCATWFSL Preview

Photo preview of last nights #RVCATWFSL show presented by RVCA, THE SEVENTH LETTER, KNOWN GALLERY and POW WOW HAWAII. Photos by Raine Armstrong. Opening night photos to come.


Keegan Gibbs | Zuma

RVCA Australia welcomed Keegan Gibbs to Sydney to present ZUMA, a series of new photographic works at the RVCA Downstairs Gallery, Paddington.

In this body of work, Keegan has set out to replace the human subjects of his photography with an industrial gesture, the beach umbrella. This series is part of an exploration of singular objects acting within the frame as the point of focus in meditation, not only for the viewer, but for the photographer in the act of shooting. The elements that would normally take precedent in a beach scene fall secondary to the industrial form of the umbrella.

Simplicity and nostalgia sets in as you view the series in whole, and you start noticing the relationship between the form (umbrella), the people, and the environment itself, the beach. Each frame has its own story. Continuing on the motif of shooting from behind his subjects that is prevalent in much of his other work, he takes out the element of peoples faces, forcing the viewers attention first to the umbrella, then to the small details of the frame: a brand of sunscreen, the array of beach accessories, and the body language of the people, who were shot without knowledge of the photographers presence.

The series was shot in one day on two rolls of 35mm negative film at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

Thank you to our sponsors Kirin Cider, Santa Vittoria and to Uber Sydney for getting the RVCA team there. Video by Trevor King, Install Photography by Keegan Gibbs, opening night photos by Lincoln.


Bert Krak | Art Now NY

Photos from the Bert Krak Art Now show with fellow Smith Street Tattoo Parlour artists Steve Boltz, Eli Quinters and Dan Santoro. Each artist completed two large-scale prints plus a flash-inspired hand-painted etching. Look for Bert Krak's new collection with RVCA coming Fall 2014. Photos by Will Robson-Scott.


Andrew Pommier | Japan

ANP Artist Andrew Pommier visits and shows in Japan for the first time. Words & Sketches by Andrew, photos by Healthy.

The trip to Japan started mid-2013 with my friend Eiry asking me if I wanted to fly to Tokyo to see the legendary and reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel play at the Hostess Club Weekender music festival. I was hesitant at first as I’m not one to invest that much money into seeing a band play but with a little bit of thinking about the proposal over the following few days I came to realized the trip over the Pacific Ocean would be so much more than that one thing. The band was simply the catalyst to my first ever visit to Japan.


Herbie Fletcher | Path of a Wave Warrior

RVCA's Artist Network Program, PM Tenore and KNOWN GALLERY presented the Opening Reception of Herbie Fletcher's "Path of a Wave Warrior" this last Saturday, October 26, 2013. Friends, Family, Locals, and Surfing Legends all showed up to support and view Herbie's latest work consisting of a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography and collages. If you're in the Los Angeles area be sure to drop by KNOWN Gallery on Fairfax and check this out. The show will run through November 9, 2013.





Sage Vaughn | RVCA Los Angeles

On Thursday June 27th RVCA Los Angeles held a party in honor of ANP Artist Sage Vaughn's new book "The Art of Sage Vaughn". Sage dressed up the shop with an art installation and a new window display, Yeti Beats provided music and Pabst supplied refreshments. The night was a blast... here's some photos by RVCA's Taryn Anderson.


THIS Gallery | These Friends 4 Opening Reception

This last weekend THIS Gallery in Los Angeles had the opening reception for their final show "These Friends 4". The show had a huge turn out and a realy cool vibe, you can tell the gallery will be missed by many. The exhibition itself features single pieces of work from a large group of friends and acquaintances and will be on display until May 26th. Read more for photos taken of the night by RVCA Fairfax's Taryn Anderson.

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