"Installation 5: Self Portraits" from ScionJuxtapoz // Friday, 26 Sep 2008
This October, Scion will launch the fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, which is a program designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists.
Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities including: Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Los Angeles. For the first time, the tour will also pass through the Detroit, Phoenix and Washington DC.
This year each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme ‘Self-Portraits’. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography.
Installation 5: Self Portraits will feature so many incredible artists, including:
AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Andy Howell (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography),Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Geoff Oki (video art), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting),Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug),Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), RETNA (painting), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr.(painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting),Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting),Yoskay Yamamoto (painting) and more. As the tour travels, more artists will be added to the roster.
The Miami show will take place December 4-7, 2008 during the prestigious Art Basel. Art Basel, the largest art event in North America, gathers galleries, art collectors,artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world.
The final tour stop will be at the 4,200 square foot Scion Installation LA gallery space where all artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward art-related charities and non-profits. Last year’s Installation4 tour raised over $50,000 on behalf of Art From Scrap, an organization encouraging creative expression in the arts and promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues. Over the last four years the Installation tour has raised more than $190,000 for art-related non-profit organizations.
For more information on the tour, the artists, the artwork and details from past tours please visit: www.scion.com/installation