Mike Stilkey has the honor of opening the inaugural show at Hurley’s new gallery, )( Space, in Costa Mesa. We took a moment to talk with the artist about art, skateboarding, and books. “Reminiscent” opens at )( Space Gallery this Saturday, June 5th, 2010, from 6-10 p.m. and is located at Hurley Headquarters, 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA. The Longboards Ice Cream truck and the Kogi Taco Truck will be there as well for dinner and dessert.
How was it coming up in Albuquerque?
Coming up in Albuquerque was really fresh. Doc from LA, Agree from NY, and Stack from Seattle really shaped the scene. Albuquerque writers like myself came up around lots of dope styles. I feel like I was schooled well and was fortunate enough to come up in a town where paint was easy to get and there was an endless supply of good walls. We also had chill train yards and the cops weren’t really hip to graffiti like they are now. I have a lot of love for my roots in Albuquerque.
How long have been writing?
I’ve been writing for a little over 7 years.
“First of all if any artist says that they have and or earned “street cred” to define their place in an art movement then they are very confused on the definition. Here is a small list that defines the term “street cred”:
You have been to prison.
You belong to a street gang.
You sell crack on a busy corner.
You are great marksmen in a moving vehicle.
You have gang-blocks tattooed on your face.
Basically,what I am trying to say is the credibility factor has to be judged on an individual basis.”
Rooms is a new exhibition that opens up at Scion Space this Saturday (4/24) in Los Angeles. Curated by Roger Gastman, the show features 8 individual installations by artists Adam Wallacavage, Bill Daniel, Chris Stain, Dan Monick & Caitlin Reilly, Dueling VHS, Justin Van Hoy, Kime Buzzelli, and Rocky Grimes. I sat down with Roger via the internet and asked some questions.
I wanted to do something that creatively utilized the 4,500-square foot space at the Scion Gallery. [Read more]
Never heard of Nardwuar? Me neither. Unless you’re from Canada, or into Much music much, chances are slim. I’ll tell you what though, dude is good at an interview (even though his in-your-face approach borders on annoyance), moderately insane, and seems to be a musical database. Here are a bunch of great interviews to help entertain you through a food coma.
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