Instance Of Impairment
Steven Martin and Mark Price
Wire-spoked wanderers of the Six Boroughs, over exercised visionaries, mute sages even;
I and I work in our own unique directions, yet convey similar interests and concerns in these urban surroundings. We’ve decided to develop a series of mixed media paintings to see…just…what may…happen.
Though not ancient, our extended association has motivated these collaborations in order to see what potential lies in the convergence of each artist’s approach. Part of what has been so exciting is the slight aspect of chance, in the letting go and allowing another artist to take control of our creation, left to be destroyed or elevated to new levels. We have rarely been disappointed, instead excited like children, to discover the development on behalf of the collaborator. This project has disrupted and unhinged the subconscious comfort in our art making, in a healthy way, as it presented a new challenge for each other, one that has been both exhilarating and humbling.
Continual focal points in their art manifest within the urban and industrial settings. Monsters crippled and without limbs, hunched over in defeat illustrate larger ideas of the corporate unbalance against the working class masses and the industries pollution that is deteriorating our mental, physical, psychological, environmental, and spiritual health.
“INSTANCE OF IMPAIRMENT”
EXHIBITING A SERIES OF NEW COLLABORATIVE PAINTINGS
BY STEVEN MARTIN
& MARK PRICE
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
CHARGE SKATEBOARDS & APPAREL
ORIGINAL DECK DESIGN BY GUEST ARTIST, MARK PRICE
Mark Price is a quick climber in the Philadelphia emerging artist ranks, exhibiting and well sought after by our peers, we know this graphic is going to go over very well.
Primarily a printmaker and as person primarily concerned with social, political, and environmental issues of the day he’s a perfect match up with our efforts, visually and consciously.
And as a friend and artistic collaborator with Mark, I proudly present his first skateboard design and our Fall ‘06 edition.
THE GATHERING BEGINS
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