Thanks to JGriff for getting these guys stuck in my head!
I’m excited to introduce you to Collaborate Gallery out of Oakland, CA.
‘We believe in the creative power of collaboration, participation, and engagement – where artists from varied backgrounds and disciplines come together to create, and where the community is a part of that experience.’
Collaborate has a fantastic show up right now, MONSTERS, which runs through November 27th. I am honored to have a piece in this exhibit alongside participating artists: Alex Pardee, Andy Batt, Ben Clarkson, Benjamin Billingsley, Buddy Nestor, Chuck Light, Emma Mankin, Eric Shamlin, Gretchen Menn, Joel Zika, Jon Carling, Josh Ellingson, Justin B. Rathke, Kelly Allen, Lisa Wood, Lucien Shapiro, Maeve Grogan, Nicolas Giraud (aka 100taur), Paul Romano, Purebred (Jason Mitchell & Stacey Ransom), Rachel Weiss, Robert Bowen, Rossella Scapini, Scott Wilson, Stephen Reedy, Thomas Ligotti.
Big thanks to Barbara Kyne and Nicole Hills – they’ve been a pleasure to work with and are doing great things over there in Oakland.
You can check out images of the show and info on the gallery at :
Big ups to Carly Ivan Garcia for reaching out and including the new Defenders in this!
“YAK FILMS is an international production team whose work with urban dance began with the legendary TURF FEINZ crew from Oakland, CA, innovators of the TURF dancing style. Today the name YAK is synonymous with a unique style of street-based documentation of the global dance movement.
Since its inception, YAK has been dedicated to emerging multimedia production as a voice of resistance and an alternative to the mainstream. At its core, YAK is a visual wrecking crew that uses multimedia to share the talents of young people around the world – and elevate and inspire the masses.” – YAK FILMS