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Then & Now | RVCA Beautiful Losers Exhibition

RVCA is pleased to announce an upcoming gallery exhibition, entitled “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS,” will debut in New York City on August 24, 2018 at The Hole Gallery.

The “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” exhibition venerates the 10-year anniversary of the ‘Beautiful Losers’ documentary that made its US premiere on August 8, 2008 at the IFC center in New York. ‘Beautiful Losers,’ directed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard, captured the characteristic spirit of a community of artists affiliated with the Alleged Gallery in Manhattan in the early 1990’s. ‘Beautiful Losers’ depicted a community of artists including Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, Thomas Campbell, Jo Jackson, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson, and Margaret Kilgallen during the Alleged Gallery era.

In present-day, a community to which these artists belong still exists in the form of the RVCA Artist Network Program. This program encompasses RVCA’s ongoing effort to advocate, promote, and lend support to artistic talents who embody the nonconformist spirit found in of street, youth, and skate culture and subvert the traditional art world. As such, RVCA has tapped longtime members of the RVCA Artist Network Program to participate in group exhibition that celebrates the ethos of the ‘Beautiful Losers’ film, and the era it encapsulated.

DIY / “outsider” art and its acceleration to the cultural forefront will be revisited with the “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” exhibition. On site will be both artworks and collaborative RVCA merchandise from artists including but not limited to: Aaron Rose, Andre Razo, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, David Aron, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Ivory Serra, Jo Jackson, Margaret Kilgallen, Mark Gonzales, Mike Mills, Rita Ackermann, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Powers, Susan Cianciolo, Thomas Campbell, Tobin Yelland, and Tom Sachs.

In a continuation of the RVCA brand ethos of promotion and development of artistic talent, proceeds from the sale of collaborative merchandise from the gallery exhibition will benefit Redhook Labs, a public-benefit corporation located in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Downtown Los Angeles, which establishes arts education in public schools and community centers.

NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS, proudly presented by RVCA, will be on view to the public starting Friday, August 24th through Saturday, September 1st 2018 at The Hole Gallery, located at 312 Bowery, New York, New York, 10012. A private opening reception will be held the evening of Thursday, August 23, 2018.

The NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS collaborative capsule collection will be available on location at the gallery space as well as online at RVCA.COM starting Friday, August 24. Collaboration merchandise will include limited edition products in collaboration with ALLEGED, ED TEMPLETON, GEOFF MCFETRIDGE, TOBIN YELLAND, and more…


Tom Gerrard Exhibition | Through My Eyes

RVCA Special Edition Artist Tom Gerrard recently travelled to Tokyo and opened ‘Through My Eyes’ at the RVCA Upstairs Gallery Tokyo. Australian artist Tom Gerrard explores his surroundings through his daily drawings in his passport sizes sketchbooks. In his first ever Japanese exhibition he is presenting 20 works on paper that explore a diverse range of subjects and objects that he has executed in his minimal colour palette of red, black and white with the odd hint of chrome and grey.

These subjects are the commonly overlooked items in Australian life. Each piece has been approached as he would a page in his sketch books. Yet he has swapped out his pens for spray paint, ink, watercolour and acrylic paints. This is a unique exhibition for Tom as the demands of large galleries of his home town of Melbourne have seen his work grow in scale and price. With this exhibition, he has taken a step back from the large canvases and wooden panels and worked exclusively on large sheets of paper.

Thanks to Bintang for the opening night refreshments. View the catalogue of available works here.


Barry McGee | Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

June 30 marked the opening reception of Barry McGee's new exhibition titled "SB Mid Summer Intensive" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. The summer evening was buzzing with hundreds of guests captivated by a comprehensive blend of Barry's paintings, drawings, sculptures, antique surfboards, and an interactive space titled, the "L. Fong Healing Arts Centre" -- a massive accumulation of illustrations, photographs, zines, and ephemera created the artists' friends. It goes without saying, soaking in Barry Mcgee's universe in Santa Barbara makes for an extraordinary summer experience.

The SB Mid Summer Intensive exhibition will be on display until mid October - visit MCA Santa Barbara for more details.

Photography: Delone Isaacs


The Draculas | Exhibition at Made By Millworks

The Draculas debut show titled “13” opened June 23rd at Made by Millworks in conjunction with POW! WOW! Long Beach.

This exhibit featured new works by ANP artist Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos in all large format hand screened prints. Every piece was designed to be a screen print and in limited editions of 13.

The show was inspired from all the work the crew had has done over the last 3-4 years under the Draculas name. Some of the art has made it onto walls while others have been used for illustrations and merchandise and some pieces in the show have never seen by anyone, just a bunch of reworked rejected drawings!!

Attendees of the show were supplied their own super secret decoder ring by The Draculas ... that they used to participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt.

also, EXCLUSIVELY available at the opening - pick up discounted drink tickets for Draculas after party at The V Room (Draculas HQ)

“13” runs through July 29th


POROUS WALKER | VASF EXHIBITION

warning: the following artwork exhibited contains content for mature audiences only. viewer discretion is advised.

May 11, 2018 was the opening reception for Porous Walker's exhibition located at VASF, the RVCA Flagship Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show was curated by Yong-Ki Chang of Equal Dist, providing a range of mediums, including Porous's perverted prints, infamous illustrations, interactive installations and a new RVCA sandal line that we may or may not release. The show had a tremendous turnout with hundreds of smirking faces throughout the night. The gallery was brimming with laughter from fans and friends consuming the brilliant absurdity of Porous Walker's work. This collection of works is on display at VASF until the end of June 2018. Stop by and check it out...unless you're easily offended.


REMIO | AUS CORNER GALLERY

The RVCA Corner Gallery was excited to welcome back REMIO to open, “I’m Not Discussing My Day” ­ his first solo body of works on display in Melbourne since his 2014 show “Subconscious Rumours”. To sum up his work, Art Primo SF describes REMIO as: "Known for his playful handstyles, throwups, and iconic “R” character, Remio is a founding member of the VTS graffiti crew and a regular contributor to the seminal THR and VLOK crews. Recently, Remio has transitioned from painting almost exclusively in the streets, to the staid gallery world, bringing his unique vision to the larger art community."

A big thank you to Melbourne Bitter for providing opening night drinks.

Photos: Michael Danischewski


Pumps In The Trunks | VASF Photography Exhibition

The opening reception for The Pumps In The Trunk photography exhibition was Friday, March 16th at the RVCA San Francisco flagship store. It was a fun event that brought people together around one of California’s oldest passions. Natalie Aleman, Matthew Bajda, Emmanuel Blackwell, Nick Jasso, and Rully each shared a personal view of their love of cars and the communities surrounding that passion. The raffle at the end of the night was a success in which people could walk away with prints of their own, and one lucky winner won a camera -- our hopes are that prize will inspire them to start shooting photos.

Special thanks to Tim Diet for providing the soundtrack for the evening, Pabst Blue Ribbon for the cold ones, and the crew at RVCA VASF.

Event photography by Rachel Rothstein


Benjamin Jeanjean | Covered Chaos

Presenting COVERED CHAOS, a 5-meter long x 2-meter high mural artwork by global ANP artist Benjamin Jeanjean. On a visit to Berlin’s ever-inspiring neighborhoods, and leveraging BRIGHT trade show and fashion week dynamics; RVCA and Benjamin partnered-up to deliver a live-art execution and impressive work of art to the thousands passing by BRIGHT. Jeanjean continues his exploration grounded in life experience and an interpretation of our world’s challenges.

Video by Yentl Touboul
Music: « Akahito » by Absent Music (words and music by Jan Van den Broeke)



Alex Knost | Form & Void

The opening reception for Form & Void by RVCA Advocate Alex Knost shown at the T-Hart Hall in Japan on October 13th, 2017. Movie by LIQID, song by Glitterbust. Photos by Lui Araki.


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