Survey of Surf-Themed Art Opens at Three Galleries in Chelsea

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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 opens 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. Dave Hickey, in a recent essay writes: “In its initial vogue, these works spoke directly to a new ki