611 N. Spaulding Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca, USA 90036
Open Tues. to Sun. 1-6pm
or by appointment: 323 655 4898
On Friday April 9th the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery will be hosting the Heel Bruise book launch for the last batch of Disaster zines. Celebrating its origins in counter culture youth movements and DIY bookmaking, the Disaster zine highlights the art of Lance Mountain, Thomas Yu, and SkyPage. The final edition comes signed and numbered with a Disaster zine tee shirt. Also on display will be a selection of new works from the three contributing artists, and sounds courtesy of Ras Dynamite (aka Lance C. Mountain).
Book quantity is limited, early arrival suggested.
Designer/artist Thomas Yu received a B.A. in illustration from the Art Center in 2000 and went on create artwork for Warner Brothers Music, broadcast graphics for FOX entertainment, as well as designs for Stussy, HUF, The Firm, and Listen skateboards. Yu has been credited for creating art for Nike SB identity and is currently the brand manager and creative director at Heel Bruise.
Skypage’s work has been recognized in book publications: Graffiti L.A, Graffiti World, Bay Area Graffiti, and Parallel strokes. He has also been featured in the pages of Mass Appeal, XXL, Big Time, ANPQuarterly and Arkitip. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, Skypage creates large scale public works and medium format studio works.
Professional skateboarder, perennial art maker, innovator, and inventor, Lance Mountain spent his formative years creating board art, and concepts for skateboard industry pioneers Dog Town, Santa Cruz, and Powell Peralta. He would later continue on to form his own team, The Firm, as well a continue to contribute art for Hosoi, Flip, Stussy and Nike S.B. The decorated skateboarder/artist holds Transworld’s 2007 Legend Award and continues to pursue his passion, aiding in the development of several skate parks in and around the greater Southern California area.
The Disaster Exhibition/Zine Launch this Friday, April 9th at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery. Drinks and music from 7 – 10pm.
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N. Spaulding Ave.
L.A., Ca 90036
323 655 4898