Survey of Surf-Themed Art at Three Galleries in Chelsea

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Robert Longo - Untitled (Boris), 2010. - Charcoal on mounted paper, 70 x 120 inches, 177.8 x 304.8 cm. - Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures.

NEW
YORK,
NY.-
Nyehaus, Friedrich Petzel Gallery and Metro
Pictures
present “SWELL”
—curated by Tim Nye and
Jacqueline Miro—a survey of surf-themed art that opened July 1st at the
three
locations in Chelsea. Each gallery focuses on a different aspect of this
work,
Metro will be exhibiting many of the core group of Venice Beach artists
associated with Light and Space or Fetish Finish (many of them surfers)
including DeWain Valentine, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Billy Al
Bengston, Ed
Moses, as well as the Ferus Gallery artists Craig Kauffman, Ed Ruscha,
Wally
Berman, Bruce Conner, and Llynn Foulkes, and associated L.A. artists
John
McCracken, Ken Price, Joe Goode, George Herms, Tony Berlant and Helen
Pashgian.