Painting

Superchief and Hieronymus Objects Fill An Abandoned Storefront in Akron, Ohio With Art

Jul 12, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018Superchief Gallery X Hieronymus Objects, Akron, OH

Superchief Gallery and Hieronymus Objects teamed up for a blowout exhibit in Akron, Ohio as an unofficial exhibit for the Front Triennial, a multi-city event that goes on until September 30th, 2018. Hieronymus Objects is a massive collection of artworks that resemble the work of 15th-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch, including work from Keith Haring, Salvador Dali, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Koak, Bonethrower, and many more. 

For the show, Superchief Gallery LA owner Bill Dunleavy loaded up a box truck with mural panels and artwork from their 2018 Annual Mega Group Show and drove solo through the desert, mountains, and prairies to the quaint hometown of Lebron James for the exhibit. They set up shop in an abandoned storefront across from the Akron Art Museum with Hieronymus Objects, building out the space with a roster of artists that folks probably can't see too often in Ohio. They also flew out paint magician Hoxxoh from Miami to bring one of his custom paint sprinklers, which they used to blast gallons of paint on the walls in the building. 

Although none were hurt in the aftermath of the paint explosion, it seems Bill, co-founder Ed Zipco, and Hoxxoh probably had to change clothes (and figure out how to get paint off the lens of their cameras.)