Scion Presents: Walking Back To Houston –

May 11, 2007 at 9:53 pm | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment

Scion celebrates cutting edge art with the opening of its all-new 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery and a new show, Walking Back to Houston.  The show, curated by Union, features three diverse artists, CLOS, ROB ABEYTA, JR. and ZY$
 
Abeyta, Jr. has an already established reputation in the traditional art world.  He has done graphic design, as well as art directing and design for the likes of NIKE, STUSSY, NEIGHBORHOOD, UNDEFEATED, ADIDAS, and numerous music packaging designs ranging from the seminal punk band, LOS CRUDOS, to The Transplants, to LA hip hop legends MACK 10, Cypress Hill and DJ Quick.  Carlitos (CLOS) is best known for his work as a tattoo artist, notably as Mr. Cartoon’s apprentice. ZY$ is an underground Tokyo graffiti artist and will be present for the Culver City show.  Walking Back to Houston brings together these artists to present their talents in a new light and setting.
 
The distinctive name of the show is derived from a Texas no-limit poker hand, the Ace-King.  This is usually considered to be a great hand, but if the player still ends up losing, it’s called “Walking back to Houston.”  The curators decided the catchy, but mysterious phrase would fit the concept of the show.
 
The opening reception takes place May 12th, 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M., at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232.  The show will remain up through June 2nd – the date of the annual Culver City Arts Walk.
 
Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery is a space that allows artists to explore their creative visions.  The new Scion Installation Gallery hosts art shows and art-related events for cutting-edge urban artists from across the globe.  Due to success and growth, the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery recently moved from its Washington Boulevard location to Helms and National near the Hayden Tract area. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and by appointment -310.815.8840.  For more information, visit www.scion.com/space.
 
About Scion:
Scion is the newest line of vehicles from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind, Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The Scion brand features three groundbreaking models: the all-new xD subcompact five-door; the xB, an urban utility vehicle with an iconic shape; and the tC sports coupe.  For more information, visit www.scion.com.

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