PUNTA DE LOBOS

THE 2011 QUIKSILVER CEREMONIAL PUNTA DE LOBOS BIG WAVE INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY SONY ERICSSON AND SUZUKI IS A GO!

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Event Called for Saturday, May 28th; Kick Off of the 2011 Big Wave World Tour

Punta del Lobos, Pichilemu, Chile (May 23, 2011) – The 2011 Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta De Lobos Big Wave Invitational presented by Sony Ericsson and Suzuki has officially been called “ON” by Big Wave World Tour Contest Director Gary Linden for Saturday, May 28.

“We are excited to kick off the 2011 Big Wave World Tour with the third annual Quiksilver Ceremonial,” said Big Wave World Tour Contest Director, Gary Linden. “It looks like patience is going to pay off as we are expecting surf in the 30 to 40 foot range with light winds and good lighting making for the perfect start to season.”

The Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta De Lobos Big Wave Invitational will commence this weekend with the world’s top big wave riders competing for a $20,000 prize purse. As the first stop on the 2011 Big Wave World Tour, the Quiksilver Ceremonial is one of the world’s most anticipated big wave events, featuring some of the best waves and skilled surfers from around the globe.

Past winners of the event Christian Merello (2010) and Grant “Twiggy” Baker (2009) will return in an attempt to reclaim their titles. The complete line-up of 2011 Quiksilver Ceremonial participants includes: Jamie Sterling, Kohl Christensen, Anthony Taschnick, Carlos Burle, Marcos Monteiro, Peter Mel, Chris Bertish, Cristian Merello, Greg Long, Gabriel Villarán, Mark Healey, Kealii Mamala, Jaimie Mitchell, Danilo Couto, Sebastian De Romana, Rusty Long, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Ramón Navarro, Diego Medina, Fernando Zegers, Reinaldo Ibarra, Matías LópezandLeón Vicuna.

The event will be webcast live and hosted by Chad Wells & Strider Wasilewski at
http://www.quiksilver.com/chile.

Competition updates and information will be posted at
http://www.quiksilver.com, http://www.facebook.com/Quiksilver and http://www.twitter.com/quiksilverusa.

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*Boardriding is about timing and style. It’s youthful, active, casual, and free flowing. There is no wrong way to ride a board. The goal is simply to learn, progress, improve, and give it your own interpretation.

THE KRAYS PREMIERE NEW SONG “DRONE”

NEW RECORD “SANGRE” OUT MAY 31ST ON DEAD CITY RECORDS
NYC underground punk icon The Krays has teamed up with AbsolutePunk.net to premiere a brand new track, “Drone”, from the band’s forthcoming full-length Sangre.  The high-powered opening track from the The Krays’ fourth record is currently streaming on the band’s official AbsolutePunk.net profile.
 

Sangre, The Krays’ first record in nearly a decade, will hit stores May 31st on Dead City Records. “We are real proud of the record, both in sound, and structure, but also in meaning,” said guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rosado.  “It’s been great, so many ideas coming together in such a comfortable way, and molded into something new, yet still very much in keeping with what The Krays have always been about.”

The track list for Sangre is…
1. Drone
2. Vida Profunda
3. Albizu Campos
4. A Race Towards The Morning
5. The Attack
6. The Dying Cold
7. Sangre Taina
8. Mundo Perdido
9. Warnings
10. We Lose
11. ¿Quien Sabe Mas?
12. Out Of The Darkness
13. Sour Ground
14. Simple Man
15. In The Wars All Around
16. The Reckless Use Of Power

Sangre was self-recorded and produced by Rosado (aka Johnny Kray) at his home studio in New York City.  The record features a potent blend of punk, hardcore, and metal, with memorable and thoughtful lyrics presented in both English and Spanish. The 16-track album will be available as a limited edition CD with 20-page full color booklet containing lyrics, rare photos, flyers and more, or as a digital download through most online retailers.

The Krays will celebrate the release of Sangre with a CD release show in Club Europa in Brooklyn on June 11th. Check out a video teaser featuring audio clips from the long-awaited release:

Formed in 1994, The Krays erupted onto the New York punk scene, standing apart with blistering guitar riffs and mindful lyrics. The band released a split EP with fellow NY band, the Truents, and then made its debut in 1998 with the Inside Warfare LP on Tribal War/Eyeball Records. The following years saw the band touring with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Blanks 77, Vice Squad, Threats, The Restarts and more, while releasing its final studio album, A Time For Action, on TKO Records in 2002. The Krays will continue to tour worldwide in support of Sangre. Stay tuned for more information.

The Krays is…
Jonathan Rosado (aka Johnny Kray) -guitar, vocals
Spencer Kray -bass
Chris Arabic -drums
Kenny Fabara -guitar

The Krays online…
www.myspace.com/thekrays
www.deadcityrecords.com

PRO TEC POOL PARTY RESULTS

RESULTS
Masters
1. Chris Miller
2. Steve Caballero
3. Lance Mountain
4. Tony Hawk
5. Eric Nash

Pros
1. Pedro Barros
2. Rune Glifberg
3. Andy Macdonald
4. Nolan Munroe
5. Alex Perelson

If you missed the action you can find complete event coverage at vans.com/poolparty. Also, visit offthewall.tv for tons of video highlights as well as heats on demand, which will be available for Masters and Pros finals.

SIGNED SHEPARD FAIREY LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF DARRYL JENIFER OF THE BAD BRAINS

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Shepard Fairey has designed a silkscreen print of Darryl Jenifer, bassist of legendary hardcore band, Bad Brains. A limited edition of 175 signed copies is now available at the Bad Brains Official Store.

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Shepard Fairey has designed a silkscreen print of Darryl Jenifer, bassist of legendary hardcore band, Bad Brains. Limited edition of 175 signed copies now available at the Bad Brains Official Store.

Fairey’s homage to Darryl comes on the heels of Jenifer’s first solo album “In Search of Black Judas”, which was released to critical acclaim a few months back. This is the second print Fairey has designed of the band, who the cult street artist states is “one of [his] favorite punk/hardcore groups of all time”.

This 15×23 silkscreened print based on a photograph by Atiba Jefferson is now available exclusively at the Bad Brains Official Store. 175 of the prints are signed by both Darryl Jenifer and Shepard Fairey and each print also comes with a digital download of an unreleased Darryl Jenifer track. Limited to one per customer.

Bad Brains will be releasing “Lost Riffs and Dubs”, a collection of unreleased live recordings from their classic years, on ROIR later this year. Shepard Fairey Darryl Jenifer print is now available exclusively
at Bad Brains Official Store .

SEEDLESS SUMMER 2011 TOUR FAN CLUB TICKETING STARTS TODAY

We are offering the best tickets with lower ticketing fees for our fan pre-sale, starting today. Save up to $10 on ticketing fees through our fan pre-sale, available now while supplies last HERE.

Also, RSVP to the Facebook Event in your city HERE.

7/21 Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewery
7/22 Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
7/23 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/24 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheatre
7/26 Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
7/27 Lake Tahoe, CA – Harvey’s Amphitheater
7/29 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
7/30 San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheatre
8/4 Salt Lake City, UT – Gallivan Center
8/5 Aspen, CO – TBA
8/6 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

More tour dates to be announced soon…
Seedless Summer Tour 2011 coming to a city near you this summer!
SeedlessSummerTour.com

DANIEL FULLER – NIGHT FOR DAY OPENING RECEPTION MAY 21, 2011

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Daniel Fuller – Night for Day featuring work by Kevin Ancell
May 21st – June 11th, 2011
Opening reception with artists Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 8-11pm

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knonwgallery.com


Known Gallery is pleased to present Daniel Fuller’s first west coast exhibition Night for Day.

As a photographer and a internationally renowned professional surfer Daniel Fuller has traveled the world and simultaneously observed and experienced with a unique perspective how the mind perceives and how the body projects through rapidly transforming visual realities within often physically life threatening situations. For his exhibition Night for Day Fuller has created images of an invisible world in a reversal of the day for night film technique to a night for day method where the moon acts as a reflector of the sun creating the resemblance of daylight and a vision of nocturnal consciousness.

Fuller shot the photographs for his Night for Day body of work between midnight and 5 am during the brightest full moon at waters edge in Hawaii and Mexico. Fuller’s long night time exposures capture the hauntingly beautiful locations such as “Insanities,” “Keiki’s,” “Three tables,” “Hanakapi’ai,” “Monster Mush,” and “Playa Las Viudas.” The choices of these spots were based on the predicted effects that the tones of the sand and the clarity and depths of water would have on the eventual exposure to moonlight. All of the work is an extension of time during which images build themselves according to the movements of natural forces. Clouds, water, and sand shift with wind to perform painterly strokes of light set against the constants of the horizon and the immovable rock formations. Here the unreality of day is built out of darkness.

Inspired by the tradition of theatrical pictorial innovation present in the landscape and seascape photography of Ansel Adams, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andreas Gursky -Fuller has positioned his photographic practice against the notion of the decisive moment and instead creates the opportunity for the photograph to demonstrate a drawn out convergence of natural forces. The performance of creating these photos presents continuity with his surfing where stamina, projection through space and time set up an existential relationship to the resulting image. Fuller performs so nature can perform its self-painting process.

The photos become capacitors of time where light’s ability to describe perceptual space is accumulated and stored within 2 dimensions reflecting a movement toward a transcendental abstract space. Day for Night: Night for Day.

In filmmaking the Day for Night process is defined by scenes that are shot out doors during the very bright light of day using blue filters and underexposure to create the illusion of darkness or moonlight. Daniel Fuller inverts this process and sets conditions where the appearance of a nocturnal world is made through the accumulation of light and the sustained capturing of natural movement. Fuller’s photographs suggest the creation of a different human eye capable of night vision that sees the haunting appearance of the unimagined and the un-seeable. Unlike the macro unreachable phenomenon of the images of the nebula as recorded by the Hubble or the micro world as seen through an electron microscope Fuller’s pictures illuminate our one to one state of being that is all around us. Like the dark matter within Natures nocturnal architecture our perception of existence would not work with out this missing link. Fuller’s Night for Day photographs create a visual ignition point for conceptualizing that missing link.

-Richard Phillips

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knonwgallery.com

Hours during shows:
Wednesday thru Saturday: 12 – 7pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm
Proudly supported by RVCA and JERIKO

Always open at:
http://www.KnownGallery.com

http://www.TheSeventhLetter.com

CIRCLE FACTORY OPENING RECEPTION @ ALTERED SPACE GALLERY

IN HIS “SHRED GRIND CARVE” EXHIBITION, ARTIST GEORGE PETERSON CUTS, BURNS AND ABUSES DISCARDED SKATEBOARD DECKS INTO PRE-WHEEL PRIMITIVISM, SKATEBOARDING MAY NOT BE A CRIME…BUT IT CAN BE AN ART.

Opening Night: June 3, 2011, 6-10 PM

Altered Space Gallery
 | 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd. | Venice Beach, CA 
| 90291

www.AlteredSpaceGallery.com | 310-452-8121

Regular Hours:
Sun – Tues 12pm – 6 pm
Wed & Thur 11am – 6pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 7pm

(May 2011—Los Angeles) Perhaps artist George Peterson summarizes both his methodology and aesthetics best–”I channel a lot of destructive energy into my art”. For his upcoming Shred Grind Carve exhibition, opening June 3, 2011, at Altered Space Gallery in Venice Beach, Peterson cuts, burns, paints and even re-stitches old skateboard decks into post-functional masterpieces that more closely resemble African art than they do found commercial objects. Throughout his process, Peterson unearths a well of cultural history associated with the lifestyle his raw material hails from—the celebration of physicality, the mystification of scarring, and a skate and destroy ethos that honors the destruction of both vehicle and terrain—and yet the artist’s finished product is an elegant, hand-crafted piece of wall art, more museum object than skatepark detritus.

Peterson’s North Carolina studio is loud as machines and music whir while the artist works. Peterson insists that he hears and finds formal inspiration from this blending of elements—the harmonies between chainsaws and guitars or the polyrhythms produced by ax and drums. Peterson is likewise drawn to native cultures and the so-called primitive arts that express an intimate relationship, not unlike his own, between raw material, transformation, and finished product.

The artist has utilized found and recycled materials since the beginning of his practice—destroying them is a more recent development however. Born in the Southern California desert now living/working in North Carolina, Peterson has long been drawn to the native hard woods found locally. Early in his career he would aspire to a formal perfection in his work—turned wood bowls with an impossibly flawless finish—yet once, while under a time crunch to keep up with demand, Peterson errantly used unseasoned wood—and his first cracked appeared. He was instantly drawn to the warping and cracking, and was soon aggressively pursuing a new destructive, and ultimately creative, course that put his wooden pieces through a gauntlet of abuse that also includes scorching, painting and eventual re-construction. The result of this process is evident in Shred Grind Carve, opening June 3, 2011, at Altered Space Gallery in Venice Beach, CA. Peterson’s works are included in celebrated collections internationally, including the Oval Office, Tom Ford, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Boston Fine Arts Museum, and the Wustum Museum.

MORE EVENT INFORMATION HERE

SKATEPARK CHECK UP : SLO SKATEPARK

The future San Luis Obispo Skatepark received a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and it is inevitable this project comes to fruition. Right now T-shirts are being sold as well as bricks to people and businesses to help fund the park.  You can put up to 14 characters on the bricks and they are permanent! You can also see this on Facebook.

Click-on ‘Like’ SLO Skatepark’s Facebook page to help get the word out.

JUNE 1 – M.I.A.C.S 2011 – SURF ART FESTIVAL

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June 1-13, 2011 – M.I.A.C.S. 2001 SURF ART FESTIVAL IN BIARRITZ, FRANCE -  50 artists from around the world will be invited to participate. The association Surf Art Festival, created at the initiative of Gerard Decoster in 2007, aims to promote artistic creation in all its forms and promoting surf culture to all audiences. The action of the association is therefore  developing the promotion of artistic creation applied to the world of “surfing” also called “Surf Art”, and activities resulting in environmental values, the sustainable development and openness to all forms of culture.

For up-to-date information, please visit http://www.miacs.org