Boarded Up Skateboard Tour
The Art of Skateboarding
June 7 - August 1
Our concept represents the diversity of Art on Skateboards showcased by artists from Central Florida and other cities in the U.S. The exhibition was birthed in 2011 by the curator Tr3 (Tre Harris). BUST! showcases a variety of mediums ranging from sculptures, made from skateboards, photography, art on boards, and more! Free art reception on Saturday, July 10, 2 pm to 5 pm.
In 2011 the first Boarded Up skateboard exhibition was presented in four locations in Orlando’s Milk District community. Due to its success and attendance; more space was needed. The next move for Boarded Up was to Orlando’s Downtown Arts District where it would be hosted by CityArts Factory and NV Art Bar in 2012, and then from 2014 to 2017. Boarded Up over the past few years has traveled through to South Florida’s Art Basel Miami 2014 at Brisky Gallery, local mom & pop businesses like Austin’s Coffee House in Winter Park, FL, Songkran Thai restaurant in Daytona.
The History of Skateboard Art
It was the art and graphics that decorated the actual decks of the skateboards. In an effort to set their brands apart, skateboard manufacturers started adding graphics to their decks in the 70s. These early graphics were usually simple brand logos or line work, but quickly evolved to mimic the vintage tattoo style of surf art, and eventually became a full-on renaissance of art and graphic design.
Skateboarding art really exploded in the 80s and 90s. From the early days of rudimentary graphics, skateboard art had evolved to include classic artwork reproductions, wildly creative original art, satirical takes on pop art and advertising, propaganda and political art, iconic comic book art, rifts on the graphics of other skateboard company’s logos and art, all the way up to photorealism. This might not sound significant by today’s standards, but remember, all this art was being created before most people owned computers or programs like Photoshop.
Boarded Up Skateboard Art Workshop on Saturday, August 7 from 10 am to 1 pm - register here.
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