I N T R O D U C T I O N :
Football is more popular, and baseball will always be more iconic. But both of those sports are inherently (and consciously) conservative; the greatest thing about football and baseball are things that never change. Basketball is different. Basketball changes with culture. Unlike football, its players have more control than their coaches. Unlike baseball, its style of play reinvents itself every five or ten years. Basketball is dynamic, and basketball is reflective; it is youth game, it is a street game, it is an artists’ game of creativity that goes hand in hand with the world of art.
"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."- Cesar A. Cruz
The “CONSCIOUS” Basketball Art Exhibition encourages the art of basketball today to be more edgy and ambitious, creating a lasting impact for the audience both visually and conceptually, taping into their ‘consciousness’, knowledge and passion for the game on a mental interaction; in other words, the more they are into basketball, the more these art would speak to them. “CONSCIOUS” showcases works of artists translating their passion for basketball in various styles from illustration, photo editing, abstract, realism to video mixing, bringing something fresh and thought provoking to the forefront.
P A R T I C I P A N T S :
Collection by VC | Roger Space | Fatoe | The Goons | Bounce x 3 | Hoopmixtape | Jerrell Conner | David Brady
[ OPENGING RECEPTION ]: Sat. November 9th 2013, 6pm - 10pm
[ SHOW DATES ]: November 9th 2013 - December 8th 2013
[ LOCATION ]: Studio FIVE08 | 508 A Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
[ TEL ]: (310) 994-9400
[ GALLERY HOURS ]: Wed. - Sat. 1pm - 7pm, Sun. 6-12pm
[ TICKETS ]: FREE
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399403550274571/
"Go Through Fire and Water" by Roger Space
For You, God, tested us;
You refined us as silver is refined.
You lured us into a trap;
You placed burdens on our backs.
You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but You brought us out to abundance.