Exhibitions

What Are You Doing After This

On Friday 2nd May RVCA presented "what are you doing after this" at the RVCA Downstairs Gallery in Sydney; a group exhibition featuring a wide array of disciplines including photography, video, sculpture, painting and mixed media. Doors opened at 6pm with hundreds of people circulating the gallery floors to view the works on display. This show was made possible with the support and hard work of the good folk at Supply Store, Defcon Group, the Heavy Mental and Vans. Big thanks to sponsors Kirin Cider, Santa Vittoria and Arras Wines.

Exhibiting artists included: Alex Olson, Tino Razo, Todd Jordon, Meryl Smith, Neckface, Fuck This Life, Jeff Potocar, Chris Shonting, Kevin 'Spanky' Long, Leo Fitzpatrick, Curtis Buchanon, Nina Long, Jerry Hsu, Bill Strobeck, Lele Saveri and Atiba Jefferson. Show hangs until 31st may.

RVCA Downstairs Gallery
84 Oxford St, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, 2021


ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND

RVCA is proud to announce its involvement with the ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND Art Show. This show presents more than 125 works by five artists who launched their careers in San Francisco’s Mission District in the early 1990s. Featured artists include Barry McGee, Ruby Neri, Maragaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson and Alicia McCarthy.

RVCA has created limited edition t-shirts to commemorate the show. The 1st tee by Alicia McCarthy will benefit the Labor Day Program in San Francisco (sfdaylabor.org). A portion of the proceeds of the 2nd tee, designed by Chris Johanson, will benefit New Avenues for Youth Organization in Portland, Or (newavanues.org). Both designs will be available online at RVCA.com and at our retail stores located in Los Angeles at 501 N Fairfax Ave and in San Francisco at 1485 Haight St.

Show Information: April 15 – July 12, 2014

Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003 Tel: 212/998-6780, Fax: 212/995-4024
E-mail: greyartgallery@nyu.edu
Website: www.nyu.edu/greyart

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am–6 pm OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Sunday, Monday, and major holidays: Closed



RVCA x THE PIT FIRST THURSDAYS

RVCA x The Pit First Thursday featured an exhibition titled "appearances" the things you miss when you're looking at the colour of skin, by Michael Saal and a performance by Pussy Slap. Photos by Leon Bester.



Full Serve | Downstairs Gallery

After the successful opening reception of 'Full Serve' in Melbourne, the show headed North for Sydneysiders to view the works. 'FULL SERVE' includes a series of new works by ANP artist DMOTE in conjunction with contributing Artists Will Lynes and Nathan Pickering. The show officially opened at the RVCA Downstairs Gallery (84 Oxford St, Paddington, Sydney) last night and will hang until late April. Thanks again to our sponsors, Kirin Cider, Santa Vittoria, Uber & Accolade Wines. Photos by About LST Night.



#RVCATWFSL | Opening Night

Last night February 11th, 2014, RVCA and the Seventh Letter in association with POW! WOW! presented #RVCATWFSL. A pop up gallery at 691 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI. This exhibition showcases some of today's best artists, curated by Casey “Eklips” Zoltan and RVCA Founder PM Tenore. Here's some photos of the opening night captured by Raine Armstrong.


#RVCATWFSL Preview

Photo preview of last nights #RVCATWFSL show presented by RVCA, THE SEVENTH LETTER, KNOWN GALLERY and POW WOW HAWAII. Photos by Raine Armstrong. Opening night photos to come.


Keegan Gibbs | Zuma

RVCA Australia welcomed Keegan Gibbs to Sydney to present ZUMA, a series of new photographic works at the RVCA Downstairs Gallery, Paddington.

In this body of work, Keegan has set out to replace the human subjects of his photography with an industrial gesture, the beach umbrella. This series is part of an exploration of singular objects acting within the frame as the point of focus in meditation, not only for the viewer, but for the photographer in the act of shooting. The elements that would normally take precedent in a beach scene fall secondary to the industrial form of the umbrella.

Simplicity and nostalgia sets in as you view the series in whole, and you start noticing the relationship between the form (umbrella), the people, and the environment itself, the beach. Each frame has its own story. Continuing on the motif of shooting from behind his subjects that is prevalent in much of his other work, he takes out the element of peoples faces, forcing the viewers attention first to the umbrella, then to the small details of the frame: a brand of sunscreen, the array of beach accessories, and the body language of the people, who were shot without knowledge of the photographers presence.

The series was shot in one day on two rolls of 35mm negative film at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

Thank you to our sponsors Kirin Cider, Santa Vittoria and to Uber Sydney for getting the RVCA team there. Video by Trevor King, Install Photography by Keegan Gibbs, opening night photos by Lincoln.


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