Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California

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Cars into Bicycles © Courtesy of the Artists and Sweeney Art Gallery
Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California
Curated by: Tyler Stallings

3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
October 7th, 2010 - December 31st, 2010
Opening: October 7th, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

inland empire
Tue-Sat 12-5; First Sunday of every month: 12-5; First Thursday of every month 6-9 (FREE)
design, bicycle, bike, video photography, sculpture


Sweeney Art Gallery New Location &
Grand Opening, October 7, 2010, presenting


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Exploring the effects of bicycles on art and culture, Re:Cycle—Bike Culture in Southern California includes thirty artists and collectives that use the bicycle as both a metaphor  and a realization for restructuring the urban environment. In the past few years, bicycle activists,  advocates, and aficionados have proven to be vociferous in their desire for reimagining city  landscapes in the U.S., such as Los Angeles, that have been built around the automobile as the  primary mode of transportation. However, contrary to this view, significant “bike cultures” have  developed throughout the Southern California region in the past few years. It is a reflection of a  shifting value system that looks towards alternate means of transportation, the promotion of healthy  lifestyles, and a cultural shift from consumption to sustainability.

The exhibition opens October 7 and closes December 31, 2010. It inaugurates University of  California, Riverside’s Sweeney Art Gallery’s new space in UCR’s Barbara and Art Culver Center of  the Arts, both of which open to the public with a gala weekend, October 7-9, 2010. The exhibition  will be presented in both the Sweeney Art Gallery and the Culver’s Atrium Gallery, encompassing  4,000-square-feet. The roster of artists represent a range from recent graduates to those in  mid-career, and have been selected from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego  counties. The works are mostly sculptural in nature as they incorporate actual bicycles, but the  exhibition also includes drawing, photography, public actions, and video.

The exhibition coincides with Riverside’s inaugural 2010 Riverside Citrus Classic Bike Run on  October 17, and other city initiatives to generate a regional bike culture. Printed brochure and online  catalog available. See website for related events and films. Organized by UCR Sweeney Art  Gallery, and curated by Tyler Stallings, Artistic Director, Culver Center of the Arts & Director,  Sweeney Art Gallery.

Artists in the Exhibition
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Tad Beck
The Bicycle Lounge
Nathan Bockelman & Cameron Crone
Damon Boyd/Nomad Cruiser
Leslie Caldera
John Divola
Sean Duffy
East Hollywood ArtCycle
Timo Fahler
Finishing School
Ghost Bike
Clement Hanami
Gabriel Hargrove
Simon Hughes
Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser
Diane Meyer
Midnight Ridazz
Patrick Miller
Rubén Ortiz Torres
Ashira Siegel
Samuel Starr
C.R. Stecyk
Taco Tuesdays
Dan “El Daino” Torres
Jud Turner
Lee Tusman
UCR Bourns College of Engineering, Human
Powered Vehicle
Ali Valle
Raphael Xavier