Surf Craft

JUXTAPOZ AND FRIENDS PRESENT "SURF CRAFT," A BENEFIT + AUCTION FOR PUERTO RICO AND US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Oct 15, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017Paddle8 & Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

 

 

Since 2013, Juxtapoz has teamed with Waves For Water, a non-profit organization founded by pro surfer Jon Rose that is committed to bringing portable water filters to provide clean water for areas of the world in desperate need. With the devastating hurricanes that have hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Juxtapoz has once again teamed with Waves For Water for another series of "Surf Craft" surfboards that will be auctioned off to support the non-profits efforts for Puerto Rico relief. We will also be working with the Changing Tides Foundation as part of our 2017 fundraising.

Our efforts with our friends at Chandran Gallery will bring together original art on surfboards by Marcel Dzama, Jules de Balincourt, Paul Wackers, Todd James, Austin Lee, Pat Berran, Christian Rex van Minnen (video below), Cody Hoyt, Thomas Campbell, Kindah Khalidy, Timothy Curtis, Sam Friedman, Morgan Blair, Benjamin Keating, Kristin Farr, Todd DiCiurcio and Sante D'Orazio!

The auction will go live on Paddle8 the weekend of October 15th, 2017, with a special exhibition of boards at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City from October 15—21, 2017.

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"Alive and Well in Brooklyn" 2017

Most of my life I've used walls as a way to represent my ideas or thoughts whether positive or negative or as a memorial for dead or incarcerated friends and family... I dedicated this painting to my friend Ari Forman's Mother by mixing her ashes into the paint and helping him keep a promise to her, that he would include and make her a part of all the creative things he's involved in. She now lives thru this painting and is Alive and Well in Brooklyn, New York.   

Brooklyn Museum November 20, 2015-August 23, 2016

For nine months from November 2015 to August 2016, Steve "Espo" Powers and I shared the most beautiful studio in all of New York, the Brooklyn Museum's Cantor Rotunda. When Anne Pasternak came to lead the Museum in September 2015, her first request as Director was that Espo create an interactive and contemporary exhibition to coincide simultaneously with their show Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland through March 2015. Espo's show, Coney Island is Still a Dreamland (To a Seagull) was ultimately extended for an additional five months due to its popularity and paradigm-shifting approach to a museum experience: Steve invited me to join him in re-creating an artist studio - casual, free-form, experimental - in which we live painted and blasted music as many as five days per week. During that time I engaged with thousands of visitors from all over the world, and bonded with the Brooklyn Museum's loving security and janitorial staff. I created a print to commemorate the show and along with Photographer Matthew Kuborn compiled these photographs to capture some of the fun and energy we experienced during this incredible career milestone for Espo that I was fortunate enough to be part of.