next saturday is this amazing thing being but on by these amazing people. i'm going down to los angeles for this and i am pretty certain it's going to go off. lots of beauty all packed into one spot:
On October 25th New Image Art is hosting a benefit for the upcoming surf film Dear & Yonder. Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler have been working on the film for over a year to authentically document women who inspire both in and out of the water. This benefit has been organized to raise funds for the remaining production costs of the film, which will help keep it on track for a Summer 2009 release. The filmmakers’ community has been integral to realizing the film, and is furthering its gracious support by donating artwork for the benefit. This dynamic group of talent includes Moses Berkson, Thomas Campbell, Tiffany Campbell, Jeff Canham, Lori d., Andy Davis, Amy Jo Diaz, Chris Duncan, Kyle Field, Laura Flippen, Chris Gentile, Evan Hecox, Jo Jackson, Rich Jacobs, Chris Sun Johanson, Rachel Kaye, David Kimball Anderson, Alex Kopps, Erin Kunkle, Josh Lazcano, John McCambridge, Geoff McFetridge, Barry Mcgee, Nikki McClure, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Jay Nelson, Liz Peppin, Ray Potes, Clare Rojas, Nathaniel Russell, Stefan Simikich, Derek Snodgrass, Johanna St. Clair, Mason St. Peter, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Spencer Tunik and more. The exhibition space has been offered by Marsea Goldberg who is an avid surfer with 15 years of commitment to showing up and coming female artists, making New Image Art a perfect fit.
A little more about the film: The story behind the title is some of the women featured in the film will be surfing their beloved home breaks (the Dear), such as bodysurfer Judith Sheridan who slides down the faces of San Francisco's formidable waves and Ashley Lloyd of Santa Cruz a surfer/shaper who seeks out ecologically sustainable materials available in order to perfect her craft. Other women in the film venture well beyond the comfort of their home breaks to the far reaches of the earth (the Yonder), such as Liz Clark who is single handedly sailing around the world in search of waves and new shores. Explosive top professionals, Sofia Mulanovich, Stephanie Gilmore, Silvana Lima, Coco Ho and others travel to Indonesia and showcase their skills on some of the best waves on earth. These women show how far women's surfing has come, but in order to find out from where, the film journeys back in time to uncover the rich history of women's surfing with icons Linda Benson, Rell Sunn, and Lisa Anderson. Dear & Yonder is further enhanced by an insightful animation by artist Lori d. and a skateboarding segment to check in on some serious land shredders. This is but a glimpse into the movie's cast that we have assembled for their skills in the water and their inspiring way of relating to world, each other and themselves.
We are excited to share Dear & Yonder with you and are honored by the support of these remarkable artists that mirror the talent of the women who are featured in the film. Please join us on Saturday, October 25th from 6-10pm at New Image Art to support this groundbreaking project.
here's a peek at what i gave for the show: agnes t. lake memorial school for girls summer program: night session at the spot, 22x30, ink.
you should really go.