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Hurley’s )( Space Gallery 'Awesome' celebrates artists from the Pacific Northwest

By April MacIntyre Jun 8, 2011, 8:17 GMT

Hurley’s )( Space Gallery 'Awesome' celebrates artists from the Pacific Northwest

On Saturday, June 11th, 2011 a vibrant art event happens as Hurley joins forces with four celebrated artists from the Pacific Northwest - Martin Ontiveros, Skinner Davis, Justin Scrapper Morrison, and Brandon Bwana Spoons - to bring an explosion of color to Hurley’s )( Space Gallery via the “Awesome!” exhibit, opening June 11th, 2011 at 6:00pm.

On Saturday, June 11th, 2011 a vibrant art event happens as Hurley joins forces with four celebrated artists from the Pacific Northwest - Martin Ontiveros, Skinner Davis, Justin Scrapper Morrison, and Brandon Bwana Spoons - to bring an explosion of color to Hurley’s )( Space Gallery via the “Awesome!” exhibit, opening June 11th, 2011 at 6:00pm. 

This first-time exhibit immerses the viewer in a world of neon colored beasts, fishermen, surfers, bats, turtles, bears, waves, wings, totems, walled cities, and one massive volcano. The art collection will feature visually striking works as well as interactive elements such as a volcano-shaped skate ramp made created from recycled materials.

About The Artists:

MARTIN ONTIVEROS
Martin is a painter and a legend living in Portland, Oregon. Affectionately known as a Wizard in training, Rock n¹ Roll soldier, and an unrepentant metal-head; Martin has shown in galleries all over the world including Thrash Out in Japan, and Atticus in Barcelona.

SKINNER DAVIS
Skinner is a self-taught artist from Sacramento, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, mighty powerful wall to wall installations and a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner's mind is one full of mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the Universe at places like the museum of graphic design in Breta, Netherlands, Japan, Illustrative festival in Berlin, Germany, France and the states from LA to New York and in between.

His most recent solo exhibit entitled “The Fear You May Know” reigned at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco in the summer of 2010. Skinner¹s work has made known in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay.

JUSTIN SCRAPPERS MORRISON
Justin is a shredder of life. He paints. He writes. He directs and motivates everyone around him to be more radical. Scrappers is the art director at the Portland Mercury, he has shown art all over the verse, Art Toys in Paris, Thrash Out in Japan, and every nook and cranny up and down the West Coast. WHAT IS CREATIVE Skateboarding, surfing, making art, writing stories, cooking without a recipe, talking to strangers, playing music, and all kinds of instinctive problem solving
that people do everyday.

BRANDON BWANA SPOONS
Bwana Spoons was raised in the woods. He likes moss and cactus and wild beasts of all manner. He has a hard time escaping the sunset sunrise colors-pink, orange, and yellow.

Bwana has a hard time just focusing on one thing-making paintings or zines, art directing, curating shows, making things with piles of wood, designing toys, and recently Bwana was bitten by the textile bug. Designing for Converse, Dekline, MonsieurT, Bumbleride, Threadless Select, DC shoes, and now Hurley. Mr. Spoons has shown his art all over this planet- NYC, LA, SF, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, London. What is next is a cosmic mystery. You can visit him anytime at his Portland
Headquarters- Grass Hut.

“Awesome!” Exhibition at Hurley’s )( Space Gallery is Saturday, June 11, 2011
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hurley’s )(SPACE Gallery, 
1945 Placentia Avenue 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 www.hurley.com



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