WE ARE THE ROMANTIC ONES
A group exhibition curated by Innocnts
Opening Reception: Feb 14th, 2018 // 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: Feb 14 - Mar 03, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat // 12-6pm
Subliminal Projects // 1331 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90026
Innocnts returns to Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects in Echo Park to curate the second edition of WE ARE THE ROMANTIC ONES, a Saint Valentine’s Day group exhibition including emotive driven painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Last year’s one-night-only exhibition was greeted by warm crowds and goods vibes. A collection of long stem roses was available to any gal in attendance and Innocnts bootlegged some red wine from a Trader Joe’s truck to set the mood right. It was such a successful night that Subliminal Projects offered Innocnts another go this year. This time around the exhibition will run for 3 weeks from February 14th through March 3rd. The opening reception on Saint Valentine’s Night will include a special intimate Hip-Hop performance about a girlfriend by Kapeesh and select oldies vinyl by Jordan Blackmon (Toro Y Moi guitarist). Join us at Subliminal Projects Wednesday, February 14th from 7pm to 10pm as we kick off the opening reception.
Valerie Jocelyn Bower, Sean Tully, Evan Mendel, Jose Araujo, Francisco Reyes Jr, Derek Albeck, Alfonso Gonzales Jr, Marco Zamora, Maxwell McMaster, Javier Ramirez, Sofia Enriquez, Johanna Olk, Bryan Peterson, Gino Perez, Dane Peterson, Kayla Varley, Hayden Burdge, Phil Leonard, Bryan Yazzie, Richard “French” Sayer, Sic Kid, Ohad Sarfaty, Teague Muir, Aaron Elvis Jupin, Andrea Nakhla, Maddison Kellie, Bob Flowers, DJ Javier, Paul Verdell, Leo Eguiarte, Melly Trochez, Alex Fatemi, Bumblebee Loves You, Kim Francis, Colby Rogers, Rafael Ramirez, Megan McBride, Susanne Melanie Berry, Chris J Bell, Samantha Grad, Nathan Alexis Brown, Pandora Decoster, Sergio Hernandez, Jane Lee, Logan Rauhut, Alexandria Carrion, Nathan Mckee, Felix Quintana, Chase Wolcott, Samuel Crookshanks, Michelle Guintu, West Adler, Julien Roubinet, Chad Muska, Sabina Sauce, Clint Peterson
Surfing was a nomadic pass time that morphed into creative art on water. Self-expression and mind exploration possible through riding waves on a piece of wood, foam or anything that floats. Modern day surf culture, with the aid of technology has become a corporate beast. Inspiration and true originality has been sucked out of the art… thankfully, the underground still exists.
The ethos behind 1WV1FN could be best summed up by Dane Peterson: 'Surf like nobody's watching.In today's social media world, instant fame can happen at the click of a button. With that in mind we went about carefully analyzing each eligible entry, looking for fun, frivolous and non-contrived surfing.
Levi Prairie (@leviprairie) was the pick, although not technically perfect, he shelved innovation and brought inspiration to the table! All of Levi’s entries garnered attention from the judges, for better or worse it got us all talking but it was his 2nd entry that we decided to credit as his best. A quick fade, goose step to the nose and set position in the pocket for an 'Egyptian' style noseride followed by some fun hot doggin' not often seen in logging since early 1960s... how refreshing. In complete contrast, runner up Mick Rodgers displayed technical finesse and innovation while focusing on the classic noseride.
The classy lady loggers once again displayed a beautiful variety of entries from around the world including Australia, Hawaii, United States, Mexico and Europe. There were some extremely hot surfing from many of the already well-known personalities but it was Hallie Rohr who best embodied the spirit of the 1WV1FN movement. Surfing free and easy at her local spot with a giant smile, linking noserides with excellent positioning, appropriate switch feet manoeuvres and smooth from start to finish… it was a beautifully ridden wave.
In the end there were many great entries demonstrating a repertoire of traditional surfing elements on a variety of waves - point, beach and reef breaks. The judges noted both technical and stylish surfing more so than length of ride, which should be encouraging to many surfers faced with average conditions, but in the end there were a handful of waves that stood out.
By harnessing social media, we’ve had a great display of fine logging so easily accessible through the Instagram 'hashtag'. This year’s contest proved to be a large success thanks to the logging community's participation and the support of Weedmaps. As promised this year’s winners will receive $1k in prize money and an invite to a future Joel Tudor DTI of their choosing. Big thanks to all that entered waves and shot video. We look forward to picking again sometime next year!
Honorable mention men waves: @seemonster, @laymike, @nathansadoun, @blakemichaels, @barfxrake, @kyle_perez
Honorable mention women waves: @leahloves, @kirra.innes, @elenorcoight, @rachaeltilly, @masonschremmer, @roro.carolan, @sirensurfadventures
Honorable mention noserides: @seemonster, @honoluablomfield, @kyle_perez, @nickmelanson, @owenwhitfield, @rosiejaffurs, @caioteixeirasurfer, @kevinskvarna, @dj.paddy0, @show_um_how, @augustoolinto
Honorable mention smooth riding: @dacoliflowa, @capt._cruel, @m_tatsuborn, @_n.adams_, @nathanstrom_, @kyle_perez
Honorable mention most fun: @kapulephoto, @samrrankin, @leahloves, @dacoliflowa, @danno_surfonzie
ALL GROMS WIN!!! ALL GROMS WILL RECEIVE $50 EACH THANKS TO STUDIO 540. PLEASE DM @INNOCNTS TO SETUP PAYMENT. CONGRATS AND GOOD LOGGING!!!
TOP 5 MENS WAVES (IN NO ORDER)
TOP 5 WOMEN WAVES (IN NO ORDER)
Our second annual 1WV1FN contest just wrapped up and the judges are currently working away at deciding the winners for both men and ladies. Here's a few entries for your viewing pleasure. You can check all the fine entries here as well if interested. Winners will be announced Saturday, November 11th at 5pm via our website and Instagram account.
Wasn't sure if we were gonna get it together and launch the 1wv1fn contest this year but with a little help from our friends at weedmaps seems it is indeed on. Very pleased to officially launch the 2017 1wv1fn longboard video contest. Not much has changed this year regarding the rules (please see website), same concept and judging criteria. Stoked to have 6 top logger judges calling it like they see it. No secret handshakes or invites. Best wave wins. Simple as that. With the help of Weedmaps we are now offering an equal prize purse of $1000 for both men and women and $500 for each videographer. Contest will run till October 31 opening up the wave possibilities for multiple regions around the world. Pretty easy money if you can get on it and find the right wave. Stoked to see what comes of the contest this year!
A nice little recap video from our Innocnts x Globe party at General Admission in Venice a few weeks back. A nice look at the crowd and vibes from another successful Innocnts gathering. Good thing our friend Ryan Hackbarth videoed the evening cause we were too busy drinking the free King Harbor beer on tap. Ryan mixed the video up with tunes by DIVOLA or played so well the opening night that the cops decided to show up.