In the 1970s, street art and skateboarding collided. Both groups were seen as rebellious, flouting society’s rules about where or what they could create; it was only a matter of time before the two cultures bled into one another.
Opening at LA’s REN Gallery on July 22, NO COMPLY is a tribute exhibition to the renegades who skate and create. The group exhibition features a stunning array of works that tap into the passion and energy of the skate scene.
Curated by Anne Martin of Sugar Press Art, NO COMPLY commemorates Gregory Clewlow, an influential photographer, skater, and curator who passed away in 2021 due to heart problems. Both Anne’s husband and business partner, Gregory was instrumental in the success of their business, Sugar Press, an eco-friendly print studio based in LA. NO COMPLY merges some of Gregory’s favorite things: art, friends, and skateboarding.
Artists featured in NO COMPLY include Christian Hosoi, Pops Hosoi, Jeff Ho, Steve Caballero, Judi Oyama, Steve Alba, Jason Adams, Pep Williams, Dan Levy, Steve Saiz, Marco Saiz, Gino Perez, Eric Tuma Britton, Oscar Meza, Dane Vaughn, Jim “TAZ” Evans, Shepard Fairey, RISK, Mear One, Man One, Vyal, Vision, Tim Baron, Sean Kushner, Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Guerin Swing, Antonio Pelayo, Isaac Pelayo, Amanda Lynn, Tanner Goldbeck, Tommy Marcheschi, Erin Yoshi, Ricky Watts, Aloy One, Anti, Gloria Muriel, GuerillaOne, Jayson Valencia, Aaron Tanner, Matt Eddmenson, Saints, Wendy Stillman, Cat Hothan, Stephen Mitchell, Mark de Salvo, Scott “Sourdough” Power, Baha Danesh, WRDSMTH, Sma Litzsinger, Matt Barton, Ryan Thiem, Allen “Dirty Al” France, Shane Hickrod, and Gregory Clewlow. Special guests include Juice Magazine and DJ Javie Lopez
NO COMPLY runs July 22 through August 19, 2023, at REN Gallery in Los Angeles. The opening reception will take place July 22 from 6 – 10 p.m. Please RSVP here.
All photos published with permission of the artist(s).
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