The Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design (SCAD) has opened a brand new sneaker-inspired exhibition at its SCAD Museum of Style + Movie in Atlanta.
Known as “Face Worth,” the exhibition, on view by means of Sept. 11, options greater than 30 works from visible artist Gary Lockwood, also called Freehand Revenue, who deconstructs sought-after sneakers and reinterprets them into ornate masks.
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Lockwood started deconstructing uncommon and collectible sneakers into intricate masks in 2010, impressed by the respirator “gasoline” masks graffiti artists would usually put on whereas creating their work. Since then, Lockwood has constructed greater than 200 masks, sometimes common from a single pair of footwear, “sampling” or “remixing” the sneakers’ uncooked supplies.
Retaining the markings and magnificence of the unique footwear — together with the Nike Air Max, Travis Scott Jordan 1s, Yeezys, glow-in-the-dark Doernbecher Jordans and Nike SB Dunks — the three-dimensional masks search to interact concepts of actual and perceived worth, in response to Lockwood.
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“The present celebrates greater than a decade of dedication — bordering on obsession — and reunites us all with my finest sneaker masks work from collectors world wide,” Lockwood informed FN. This exhibition is an opportunity to discover these works individually and as an entire, and I sit up for the insights we kind collectively.”
Lockwood’s sneaker masks have gained a cult following amongst sneaker fans, athletes, rap and hip-hop artists, and collectors from the world over — notably amongst them Kevin Durant, Technique Man, DJ Ski, Unusual Music and Iman Shumpert. The artist has additionally collaborated with Adidas, Def Jam, Nike, Versace, Champs Sports activities and others.
“We’re thrilled to showcase Freehand Revenue’s extremely thought-provoking work at SCAD FASH,” mentioned Rafael Gomes, director of trend exhibitions at SCAD FASH, who curated the showcase. “This exhibition can be an electrifying exploration into the artist’s tribute to sneaker tradition, hip-hop, graffiti artists and the world of anime, and is certain to excite our college students and the neighborhood.”
The exhibition coincides with the current announcement of SCAD’s new sneaker design minor earlier this month. Primarily based on pupil curiosity and alumni success within the trade, the minor is designed to additional improve skilled credentials and propel graduates to the highest of the rising, profitable subject.
Provided throughout the Faculty of Style, the brand new sneaker design minor is offered to college students at each SCAD Savannah and Atlanta areas and consists of new programs particularly created to amplify new and sustainable design and manufacturing practices. The minor consists of 5 programs designed to develop college students’ data and design expertise in sketching, rendering, idea growth, digital prototyping and branding for luxurious and high-performance sneakers. These programs present SCAD college students with entry to main know-how assets and guarantee college students full the minor with a professional-quality portfolio that features each bodily and digital prototypes of unique sneaker designs.
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