Scion Presents: Amass
Los Angeles - Sept. 2007 - Scion, in conjunction with Swindle Magazine and design collective We Are Supervision, presents the Amass show at Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery. For this exhibition, the We Are Supervision design team (SV)—along with Sayre Gomez, Patrick Griffin and Joshua Grotto, three artists with whom SV has a history of collaboration—will display its art, photography and personal collections.
SV was founded on the spirit of collaboration and creative inspiration. All the pieces shown in AMASS reflect moments of artistic synergy. The photographs were taken in the heat of the moment, not staged, choreographed or lighted. The collections of posters, signage, flyers, clothing, record covers, found images, masks, kitsch, various everyday objects and things collected from the street reveal the personal sensibilities and aesthetic influences of the artists. Exhibited together, these pieces deconstruct SV’s creative process, and form a physical space that reflects the group’s collaborative spirit.
SV is a creative team that started in 2004 as two artists
and friends, Jordan Nickel and Ben Bertucci, who became business
partners. They combined their design
skills to make a living traveling the country for commercial projects. All the
while, they photographed and painted the two worlds they inhabited: the surface
world of the American dream, and the underbelly of society that serves as a
wake-up call from that dream. Last year a third man permanently joined the
fray: KC. Their combined life
experiences are cinematic to say the least. Nickel is a prolific graffiti
writer/visual artist/stylistic trendsetter/all-around troublemaker well versed
in the highs and lows of the art world. Bertucci is a graphic designer, DJ and
photographer, and a technical perfectionist with an eye for innovation. KC is a
opening reception takes place October 13, 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. at the Scion Installation LA Gallery,
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