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Reckless Behavior - a group show curated by Eric Swangstu

 Photo: "Born Free" by Elizabeth Raab, 30 x 40"

 Photo: "Born Free" by Elizabeth Raab, 30 x 40"

Opening Third Thursday May 15th 4-9pm 

Show runs May 15th thru June 16th

Reckless Behavior

Eric Swangstu gathers paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, animation, jewelry and photography from some of his moto-enthusiast artist friends from L.A., Oakland, Kansas City and Seattle. As an avid rider, Swangstu celebrates the moto-lifestyle by playing with the stigma often attached with the sport of motorcycling.

Jeran Avery (Kansas City), an art educator, contributes hand drawn customized, functional,  motorcycle helmets.  

Elizabeth Raab (L.A.) shows photos of the people who ride. Raab’s motorcycle and rocker portraits have been published by Interview Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, David Lynch Foundation, Hell For Leather Magazine, Sportbikes Inc Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, among many others.  

Kyle Westbrook (Oakland) is a film maker, animator and graphic designer who’s recently animated an official video for the Melvins. “Reckless” will show his animation /illustration/mixed media work.

Eric Swangstu’s (Seattle) paintings, drawings and prints are of motorcycle helmet pyres and portraits of his children. Swangstu is an independent curator, administrator at Cornish College of the Arts and teaches at DigiPen Institute of Technology and for Artist Trust.

Holly McVeigh’s (Oakland) biker rings are for men and women. She is a sculptor and jeweler based in Oakland and works at the Oxbow School, Napa.

Troy Gua (Seattle) will exhibit for the first time, his The Dreams of Le Petit Troy’: a self-portrait photo series in which the subject is himself in the form of a 1/6 scale art doll. His work has attracted the attention of NPR Music, MTV Tumblr, SoulTrain.com, Los Angeles Times, and Prince himself.

Peter Morhley (Seattle) contributes works on paper. He is a Professor at DigiPen Institute of Technology  and former background painter at Disney who worked on  Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo & Stitch.