Saturday, July 24, 2004

An Event I Wish I Missed

I went to an event at the Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica where the entire show was sponsored by Scion. If it was up to me, I would have left right away, but I wasn't the one driving. (That's LA living.)

The whole urban art movement is huge and Scion is using it to reach its target consumers. I don't want to go into too much detail but it was just graffiti on what looked like paper cut-outs of car parts. I know that many events are corporate sponsored and that the sponsors have helped out artists' careers, but this was just too blatant.  Too commercial.

I was also very unimpressed by the art. I like urban art, but there needed to be more than what was mostly muddy graffiti. I know that there were some masters there but I just couldn't get past Scion being in my face wherever I turned.  I suppose that this was just a GRAFFITI only show and not a general urban art show which would have encompassed more media.

So that's my mini review of that show and I refuse to link to the event directly so if you want to know more about it, you'll have to do an online search.

I just wished that I went to the Create Fixate show instead.

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