Full Deck - A Short History of Skate Art

2010 Exhibit Dates
Jul 22 To Sep 22

As skateboarding grew to encompass both sport and lifestyle, the importance of the skateboard as canvas increased. This traveling exhibition captures the dynamic art and style representative of skate culture from the 1960s to the present. Over 250 boards with images ranging from simple designs to intricate graphics are included in this anthology of skate art. The skateboards and a variety of photographs, art, and other memorabilia are on loan from some of the West Coast's top skateboard designers, distributors, photographers, and professional skaters.

'The multi-media skate art community fosters a highly unique blend of graphics, painting, photography, video, music, stickers, magazine, and clothing... the eye-catching images on the bottom of these skateboards are one of the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and mostly created without artistic boundaries - just like skateboarding itself.'
Carrie Lederer, creator of exhibitions and programs, Bedford Gallery

Organized by Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts,
Walnut Creek, CA