Art News: Scion ‘Installation 7′ Art Tour All-Video Installation Launches in Los Angeles

16 Feb

Scion’s National Art Tour Concept Takes An All-Video Installation Format To Five Cities in 2011

Scion’s illustrious national art tour, Installation, returns for its 7th year. Installation 7 launches February 19th at Scion’s own 4,200 square foot Installation L.A. gallery space in Culver City, Los Angeles, with a free opening reception from 7pm – 10pm including complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibit will run until March 12th.

Installation 7 continues with the popular all-video format that was introduced for Installation 6. The annual tour is designed to present established and emerging artists and their work to audiences across the country. This year’s tour will visit: Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Austin, and Wichita. Read all about it and see the trailer below.

Focusing on video challenges artists to delve into this rich but largely undiscovered medium. The featured artists are: Cheryl Dunn, David Choe, Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt, Franki Chan, Gluekit, Mackie Osborne, Matt Goldman, Souther Salazar, SSUR© and The London Police.

About The Artists

Cheryl Dunn has spent her career documenting the city streets, and the people who strive to leave their mark there – from graffiti writers, artists, and skaters, to boxers and bikers. After launching her photography career shooting for music and fashion magazines she began to focus on filmmaking in the late 90′s, creating some of the most classics films about artists of her generation who have ennobled the realities of urban life through their own work.

David Choe is one of the most diverse and prolific artists working today. Working with memories from his childhood; African jungles, and hitchhiking across the world, Choe transcribes these sights and tales into his art. Choe brings his visceral adaptations of pain and beauty to his art. His intricate stylings portray an equally intricate interpretation of the world and people around him.

Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt. Cody Hudson, AKA Struggle Inc is known for the production of clean, multi-dimensional graphics. His design aesthetic is part urban modernism, and part organic visual deconstruction. Jared Eberhardt is a former Creative Director at Burton Snowboards. Since becoming a full-time director in 2007, his clients have included: Nike, Puma, Intel, Sub Pop, Lego, Vans, Nixon, Footlocker, MTV, Sony, Adobe, Subway, Target and Alfa Romeo.

Franki Chan is a DJ, illustrator and the owner of the IHEARTCOMIX label. In a decade of revivals and imagination, Franki Chan holds close the ideals and vision that has brought him to the forefront of his craft, seamlessly merging music and art by way of live performances, records and comics; all of which contribute to creating a pop-renegade aesthetic that defines the energy and unpredictability of the man himself. This post-digital renaissance artist has created an empire of all the things he loves and is.

Gluekit is the design and illustration studio of American designers Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda. Gluekit’s work investigates two- and three-dimensional spatial relationships, classic design motifs, the flexibility of language and representation, and the communication of ideas through simple graphics. Their award-winning illustrations have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Complex, The Guardian (UK), and Faesthetic.

Mackie Osborne grew up in Orange County, CA, obsessed with horses, magic and science fiction. Her love of drawing combined with her practical nature lead her to study commercial art and design at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where she received a BS in Applied Art and Design. After working in advertising, she opened her own design firm, which allows her to exercise her talents and imagination for projects in advertising and design, in industries from Architecture to Yoga.

Matt Goldman is a graphic designer & event producer. He was Senior Art Director for Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One, before starting MFG Productions: a design, marketing, promotion, and production studio. MFG currently produces events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Austin, and more, working with everyone from Vice Magazine to Scion to 55DSL to Fool’s Gold to Mad Decent.

Souther Salazar‘s work first began to circulate in the early 90′s, in the form of photocopied cut-and-paste minicomics and zines made in his bedroom as a teenager in rural Oakdale, CA. Now he exhibits his collages, paintings, drawings, and sculptures in dense and frenzied installations that encourage exploration and participation by the viewer. His work has been exhibited in galleries and Museums in cities around the world including: New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Switzerland, and Brazil.

SSUR© has created signature pieces for Supreme, Kangol, DC Shoes, Medicom Toy Japan, Boost Mobile, KidRobot, Swatch, Converse among others. His manifesto encompasses popular culture, eclectic music, Russian heritage, The Black Hand, social consciousness and revolutionary iconography.

The London Police. Known for their iconic LADS characters and precision marking, The London Police have recently celebrated 10 strong years in the art world. Their work has graced streets and galleries in over 35 countries. London policemen have come and gone but founding members are still known to walk the streets of every city in the world spreading love with pens and stickers.

About the Tour

Launched in 2003, Scion’s Installation is a revolutionary art tour affirming the brand’s ongoing commitment to support independent artistic expression. The tour has traveled to exhibit at galleries in various cities across the US and has raised over $250,000 for art-related charities and non-profits. Since it began, Scion Installation has featured the work of an unprecedented collective of contemporary artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers including: Andre from Paris, Gary Baseman, Peter Beste, Blek le Rat, Angela Boatwright, Kelsey Brookes, Mr. Cartoon, Crash, David Ellis, Ron English, Futura, Mike Giant, James Jean, Rammellzee, Retna, Kenny Scharf, Andrew Schoultz, Jeff Soto, and many others.

Visit for more information on the tour, including interviews with groundbreaking artists and images from previous gallery shows and tours.

About Scion Installation L.A. Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, Scion
Installation L.A. is space that allows artists to explore their creative visions. Scion Installation L.A. hosts art shows and art-related events for cutting-edge contemporary artists from across the globe. One-hundred percent of all sales go directly to the artists. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm and by appointment.

About Scion

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features three groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle and the tC sports coupe. Scion launches the all-new, premium micro-subcompact iQ in 2011. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit

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