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ART DECK – O (article first published : 2003-07-21)

The Cupboard Gallery at HOME presents the talents of 23 of Durban¹s finest graphic designers, artists and fashion designers unleashed on blank skate decks.

Sponsor of the skate decks, Travis Anderson from Iron Fist Clothing, was only too happy to be involved. “Adorning skate decks is a large part of the skate subculture,” he says. “Manufacturers put their own prints on the decks but many skaters prefer to mark their own boards. Skaters’ boards say a lot about who they are.”

Blake Pickering and Angela Read's deck Pledge Allegiance quotes Benito Mussolini, “Facism should be called Corporatism”. It consists of the USA Stars and Stripes flag which morphs into a Swastika in intricately laid beads and washers. It reflects an informed and angry skate youth. Shane Poplett¹s deck Cemetery Run is a collage of Durban street signs, which are roads he skated on in his youth. It is accompanied by a short reminisce about his skateboarding experiences and youth gone by.

³When hung together the 23 boards are an eclectic collection that reflects the vast range of individual interpretations of the brief to the artists,” says curator of the Cupboard Gallery Clinton de Menzes. “This was to transform, deconstruct, scar, and mutilate the deck if need be... just make it look great! Skateboards, an icon of youth culture, as medium for this exhibition have generated a lot of interest from the wide spectrum of visitors to HOME which is great for The Cupboard.”

The Art Deck - O exhibition runs until July 30. The Cupboard Gallery is situated at HOME at the corner of Windermere and Innes Roads.




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