Apolitical Process: Purps' Kelly Slater + Pat Tenore + Todd Glaser
San Juan Ave and Main, in the heart of Venice, CA
Show runs through October 9, 2016
Vision by Kelly Slater. Curated by PM Tenore. Featuring artists Bruce Reynolds, Kevin Ancell and Todd Glaser.
The clock ticked past 1:00 a.m. at the Folding Table Gallery in the heart of Venice California. The stars of the show – Kelly Slater, Bruce Reynolds, Kevin Ancell, Todd Glaser and PM Tenore worked another long night transforming the original gondola housing dock into an epicenter of awareness and curiosity. As Bruce’s collection of contemporary mixed media sculptures found way to their perches, it was impossible to resist their aesthetic captivation and lure of reflection on the current state of politics. Across the room, PM Tenore brushed out the last minute blemishes on the white wall showcasing the pod of Kelly’s seventeen orca boards – a collaboration with artist Kevin Ancell to raise awareness about animals in captivity and pay homage to friends that passed away. And on the opposing wall, Todd Glaser’s black and white images captured the emotion surrounding the moments around birth of The Pod. The artists were intent on their mission, and well before the final piece was set in place Kelly’s vision was ringing true.
"This is an artistic journey through the chaotic and sometimes inflammatory 2016 election cycle. It is our aim to explore and expose the underlying truth, hypocrisy, danger, motivations, misinformation and effects of this process. It is our hope that the artwork produces thoughtful discussion, transparency and an openness to question the powers that be…” – Apolitical Process (Kelly, Bruce, Kevin, Todd, PM)
Over the opening nights we documented the eclectic and influential group of individuals that showed up to share the vision of Apolitical Process. Check out the photos below to catch a glimpse of the action, and a teaser of the amazing artwork that is on show through October 9th. Tell your friends and family, and don’t miss the opportunity to view this amazing body of work in person.
Chris "Dr. Purps" Schaumburg
Bruce Reynolds, PM Tenore, Matt Digiacomo
Danny and Ryan Fuller
Kevin Ancell and Todd Glaser
Kelly Slater, Kalani Miller and Shelby Norwich
Presley Gerber and Kelly Slater, photographed by Rande Gerber
PM Tenore, Kevin Ancell and Johnny Knoxville
PM Tenore and Erin Wasson
Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Kalani Miller and Shelby Meade
Kalani Miller and Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater, PM Tenore and Matt Costa
PM Tenore and son Joseph
PM Tenore and Sal Masekela
Behind the scenes conference calls with Bruce Reynolds, PM Tenore and Kelly Slater
Karen Chimal, Kalani Miller and Action the dog
PM Tenore with Alexis Ross
Mike Gurley, Kelly Slater and Todd Glaser