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Zak Noyle | Tropical Bliss

RVCA Advocate Zak Noyle has a new gallery 'Tropical Bliss' up on SurferMag.com showcasing photos of the recent RVCA Caravan trip in Puerto Rico featuring Alex Knost, Ellis Ericson, Christian Fletcher and Tyler Gunter. Visit Surfermag.com for photos and words by Zak.


Askew One | Diaspora

Known Gallery with support from RVCA's Artist Network Program presents Askew One 'Diaspora'. opening reception is April 19 from 8-11pm and will be on view through May 3, 2014.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com / 310-860-6263

About DIASPORA

In Askew's first Los Angeles solo exhibition, he continues to explore themes from last years Sydney show, 'The Evolving Face' - specifically the dynamics of cultural, ancestral and social identity in the greater Pacific region. This concept redefines itself as these communities disperse in places like the West Coast of the US, Australia and New Zealand. There is an omnipresent duality existing within Pacific communities - concepts of transience and migration but with strong specific cultural identities that flourish and maintain strength, often impacting and evolving wherever they gain a foothold. For this show 'Stelly' who is based in Sydney, Australia and is of Fijian descent is the face of this concept. In the artists home base of Auckland, New Zealand, the city's identity has been dramatically altered by Pacific migration over the past 3 decades. Auckland is arguably the current epicentre of the modern Pacific, this forces it's people to reevaluate the way they identify themselves - even those of European or Asian descent. Feeling a disconnect from his various European ancestries, Askew One has mostly embraced this new sense of identity, yet still walks a fine line between immersion and the analytical view point of an outsider.

About ASKEW ONE

ASKEW ONE is recognized worldwide for his unique approach to graffiti art and remains at the forefront of the international art scene through constantly exploring new and exciting styles in a world of imitators. With over 20 years of experience and the need to reach out to the world from his home in remote New Zealand, Askew is self-taught in graphic design, illustration, photography, publishing, directing and editing music videos and moving images.


Elliot Francis Stewart | Kneecaps

Known Gallery with support from RVCA's Artist Network Program presents Elliot Francis Stewart 'Kneecaps'. opening reception is April 19 from 8-11pm and will be on view through May 3, 2014.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com / 310-860-6263

About KNEECAPS

Hello Los Angeles,

My name is Elliot Francis Stewart. Thank you very much for allowing me to show my pictures here and I hope you can enjoy them. These are images from my life here in Auckland. Sometimes I see Auckland as a miserable shit hole on an island of mud in the middle of nowhere but mostly, I live here and it’s all that I can see with my eyes. There are similarities between our cities – motorways everywhere and general heat and frustration all over the place but people loose their minds and are desperate all over God’s earth and I still love my life. I hope you love your life as well.

Thank you if you cared to look or not.

Little Elliot

About ELLIOT FRANCIS STEWART

Born in 1982, Elliot Francis Stewart is the third youngest of nine children and grew up in the Eastern Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. He spent his childhood engrossed in comic books and creating elaborately rendered drawings of galleons and scenes of war.

In 1996 his family relocated to the inner city neighborhood of Grey Lynn and he attended the now defunct Auckland Metropolitan College, an alternative school where he met his tight-knit crew of friends who became known as the RFC (Rat Fink Club) crew.

Initially garnering a reputation for his often-offbeat cartoon-based graffiti, Elliot aka Deus became part of TMD (The Most Dedicated) in 2001 and quickly established himself as the foremost talent in character based work in aerosol. Furthermore his early Auckland shows at The Gully Lounge in St Kevin’s Arcade and Disrupt Gallery, allowed him to showcase elaborate and influential illustrative works often created on found objects in common house paint and ballpoint pen.

Elliot currently lives in Auckland and works as an artist and freelance illustrator.


OFF! | Red White and Black

RVCA Advocates OFF! have a new video for Red White & Black from their new album Wasted Years. The video stars Davey Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Brian Posehn (Mr. Show) with cameos by Dale Crover (Melvins), David Yow (Jesus Lizard), Jack Grisham (TSOL), and Danny Carey (Tool). Get OFF!'s new album here.



BJ Penn | The Ultimate Fighter 19

BJ Penn returns to The Ultimate Fighter in season 19 tonight, 4/19, on Fox Sport 1. BJ will coach against his rival Frankie Edgar before going to battle for the third time July 6, 2014.





RVCAcaravan | F1rst Surf Shop

The #RVCACARAVAN makes its first stop in Florida at F1RST SURF SHOP on Monday April 6, 2014 with Kevin "Spanky" Long, Christian Fletcher, Beau Foster, Ellis Ericson , Josh Harmony, Julian Davidson and photographer Zak Noyle . Music by: The OhSees. VIdeo by: Paulo Cardoso.


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