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Volcom invites you to a Don Pendleton art exhibition to celebrate its collaboration with the artist in the Spring16 collection.
Opening party Thursday 17 March 2016 with the artist at L’Atelier des Mains Sales, Bordeaux.
Opening party from 18h until 22h with the artist
Live Music by CHEAAP
At L’atelier les Mains Sales :
Le Hangar Darwin 87 quai des Queyries, Bordeaux
Exhibition open until 8 April (at workshop opening hours)
Party wash out at the Volcom Store Friday 18 March from 14h with the artist. 92 rue Sainte Catherine, Bordeaux.
French version :
Volcom présente une exposition de Don Pendleton pour célébrer leur collaboration sur la collection Printemps-Été 2016 de la marque.
Vernissage le Jeudi 17 mars 2016 à L’Atelier des Mains Sales à Bordeaux.
Vernissage de 18h à 22h en présence de l’artiste
Concert du groupe Cheaap
L’atelier les Mains Sales :
Le Hangar Darwin, 87 quai des Queyries, Bordeaux
Exposition du 18 Mars au 8 Avril (aux horaires d’ouverture de l’atelier)
Installation et lendemain de soirée le 18 Mars au Volcom Store de Bordeaux à partir de 14h00 avec l’artiste. 92 rue Sainte Catherine, Bordeaux.
THE ARTIST @pendledon
Raised in rural West Virginia or as he calls it, “the middle of nowhere,” Don Pendleton’s introduction to art came in his early years from his dad.
But then skateboarding came along. “Skateboarding was all I cared about,” he says, “more than art, more than anything.” So he chased it: got sponsored, competed, he even skated in demos with Matt Hensley. But as a backup plan, Don pursued a degree in Graphic Design.
Don answered a classified ad from an Ohio-based skateboard company looking for a graphic designer. That company turned out to be Alien Workshop, one of the most visually innovative and influential brands of the era. It changed everything. “I think I did five or six hundred board graphics while I was at Alien,” he says. And it’s through this work that Don Pendleton’s unmistakable style developed. “It was constant output,” he says. And this output brought his art to eyeballs all over the world. And while many artists have made their contributions to the pantheon of skateboard art, few have produced as much as Don for as long, and with such a singular and recognizable aesthetic.
Today, Don lives in Dayton, Ohio, a place where he manages a steady influx of projects and commissions that come to him from places like New York and Los Angeles. With more time for painting, Don has enjoyed numerous gallery showings, a solo museum show, and all the while continues to produce commercial work for clients ranging from Mountain Dew to Oakley to Pearl Jam - for which his album artwork won a 2014 Grammy Award. (Adapted from a Joel Muzzey article)
“Working with Volcom seemed like a really cool opportunity,” he says, “I’ve followed what they’ve been doing since the beginning.” »
“I wanted to do everything in this collection by hand because when I think of Volcom, I think of the early days—the DIY stuff: photocopied, handcut, paste-up stuff, half-tones ... so I wanted it to be organic and kind of a tribute to the way I started. We were talking about the origins of skateboarding for me and art and music—so I wanted to take it back and it sorta just felt like that’s what needed to be done.”
“I just sat down with my notebook and did page after page of patterns and puzzle pieces—I sent them a lot of really rough sketches, I did some linoleum cuts, and they took everything, played with the colors, figured out the applications— Volcom is really good that stuff. It’s nice to work with people who really have a vision and when they sent samples back and I saw what they were doing with the stuff, it felt really good. At that point it was clear that this was a true collaboration. There’s nothing in this collection that I wouldn’t wear and that’s the way it should be. You know, when I put my name on stuff, I want it to be good.” Don Pendleton.
Volcom’s Don Pendleton collection includes nine pieces, all featuring exclusive artwork and Don’s unique Volcom Stone owl logo.
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