If you’re heading out east this weekend, pop by Outeast (64 Tuthill Road, Montauk) to see Scott Szegeski’s Gyotaku art show! I had no idea what Gyotaku was either…
Gyotaku is the Japanese process of fish printing. The reason why a swallow tail of a surfboard is called a fish is because someone studied how a fish moves through water and mimicked it in foam and fiberglass. I started printing fish surfboards about 6 years ago. Real fish, although beautiful, don’t really interest me enough to print them. I use the same technique artist have been using for a couple hundred years. Koji paper and sumi ink, although I change mine up a bit. (I use a water base…) the idea for the show came about by those word associations. When the first finmaker made a hatchet fin, he/she was most likely looking at an actual hatchet. But those objects are sometimes so far away from its base that we use the terms hatchet fin and 6’0″ fish without knowing where it came from. That is what I am trying to explore.
What will be in show?
I will be showing Gyotaku prints, mixed media pieces, photography, and sculpture.
I once saw a Lightly Salted sticker in Williamsburg under a light layer of graffiti. It’s yours?
Yes, lightly salted is my shop. Making art is not my full time job although I have been doing it for longer than I have owned the shop. Lightly Salted is an art driven surf shop in Asbury Park, NJ. On the beach, cross the street from the Stone Pony.
Why did you choose Outeast for the exhibit?
I am showing at the Outeast gallery because the owner, Scott Pitches, has a good eye for art and a great place to show it. Oh yeah, I also have bugged him for the last two years now to give me a solo show.
When is the show up til?
All the work is for sale, and it will hang at Outeast until July 2nd.
The creative direction is a curiously new concept, but the people involved in this project are really a special group that want the same thing…waves and a full recovery from Sandy. You could say it’s in our collective DNA, especially after the storm – photographer Alberto Guglielmi wanted to highlight this similarity, while raising some money for Sandy recovery. Below are some snapshots from the launch event of Surfer’s DNA in NYC…another event is coming up in LA this week and stay tuned for information about the Montauk event in August. You can get your own photo shoot with Alberto, plus some other experiences are up for auction, all benefitting Waves for Water.
The weekend is so close you can almost taste it. It’s a little salty I hope and smells like sun balm. Hopefully your summer Fridays have kicked in too…
VOLUNTEER + SURF | Contact Kerry with questions – (603) 498-8520
MIGRATE EAST | bike, train, or paddle…
TOUR BLUEPOINT BREWERY | If you miss the tour, stop by for a fresh brew at their bar.
SHOP | Boho boutique Figue in Southampton, just popped up.
PARTY FOR A CAUSE | tickets
AID HANGOVER | Dry out + polar bear dive
ENJOY! IT FINALLY FEELS LIKE SUMMER!
Seven months after Sandy and $650 million later, the A train is back in action! Now you can get back to lugging your board on just two, or one form of transportation if you’re lucky. Later Q53. Watch out Rockaway, here comes the crowd this summer (Rockabus is now running too with adding stops). >> Read full article.
Sundown Surf Shop is hosting their annual Surfboard Swap and they’ve invited Brooklyn Surf Flea to be a part of it on Sunday!! Please come, hang out, offer up your old boards (for store credit) and pick up some new gear from local NY surf vendors, like Brooklyn Beach, Surf Chic Designs, Imaginary Surf, Mer Bags, etc (see past photos). Just like the last flea, each vendor will donate 10% of their sales to Waves for Water!! We hope to see you there.
We have a bunch of dates in the works for Brooklyn Surf Flea. Any new vendors interested in joining in, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Join Brooklyn Surf Flea on Facebook for the latest.
If it’s not instinctual, here’s an instructional video. You will need a surfboard, a lease, and common sense. ha!
It’s really pouring in New York today!! After touring the city’s largest wastewater treatment plant at Newtown Creek (you’ve probably noticed the giant metal balls perched on the creek) with the Loomstate office, I’m really glad I missed my 4:30 alarm to head to Rockaway this morning. Did you know after 15 minutes of rain, our sewage treatment plants are at capacity and pour sewage into our waterways?
Yep. For a really good surf, that won’t make you sick, maybe it’s worth checking the surf report and the weather report. Here are some fun and shitty facts I gleaned from the tour…