Stash x Slick “Rust In Piece”

November 4, 2006

Melt Gallery,  Los Angeles: November 9th – December 22nd
Opening Reception: November 9th, 8:00 PM

The newly inaugurated Melt Gallery is proud to present the fine art of two of the country’s most renowned street artists, Stash and Slick. Representing the East and West coasts respectively, the two artists have been honing their distinct styles for more than 20 years and have both become internationally recognized icons in a scene they helped lay the foundation for. Melt is proud to unite both artists-who will be exhibiting together for the first time-bridging the gaps between their definitive coastal styles, influences, and experiences. Each will individually present a body of new work created specifically for the show, and collaborative paintings will represent the first artistic cooperation of the pair. In addition, limited-edition merchandise from both artists will be available throughout the duration of the show.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
SLICK:
Born and raised in Hawaii, Slick moved to LA to pursue a career in commercial art and quickly became a dominant figure in the local graffiti scene. After attending Otis Parsons, then finishing out his formal training at Art Center College of Design, Slick started writing with the notorious Kill To Succeed crew before moving on to found a series of some of the most influential streetwear brands in the industry. Third Rail, Fuct, Shaolin Worldwide, and most recently, Dissizit are all products of an artist with a sharp tongue and even sharper eye that spawned waves of countless imitators. When Slick isn’t busy creating graphics for some of Hollywood’s most influential companies, he focuses on a growing fine art career that has brought the imagery he honed in the streets to the white walls of galleries around the world.
For more information about Slick check out Dissizslix.com.

STASH:
This Brooklyn-based artist started writing graffiti in the streets of New York City in the early ’80s and exhibited his first works on canvas at the seminal Fun Gallery in 1983. His next brush with fame came when his work was published in the renowned graffiti book Spray Can Art, a 1985 tome that remains an authoritative document of the era. He painted his last subway train with Zephyr in 1987 before moving on to focus on a career in commercial graphics and fine arts. In that time, Stash has proved to be a leader in the commercial street art scene working with countless companies including A Bathing Ape, Hysteric Glamour, Medicom Toys, and Mo Wax Arts. An entrepreneur at heart, Stash also pioneered his own labels, Subware and Recon, which now have flagship stores in Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco. Stash has also proved to be a crucial innovator in the exploding sneakerhead scene opening his own boutique Nort and partnering with manufacturers such as Nike and Gravis to create a wave of signature shoes that have become icons of the industry. He enjoys a brisk fine art career and has had major exhibitions throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

For more information about Stash check out Reconstore.com.

November 9th – December 22nd
Melt Gallery
7522 Sunset Blvd. (between Fairfax & La Brea)
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-851-7223
www.meltcomics.com

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