15 Years of Gonz & adidas | HVW8 Gallery LA | event recap
Friends and special guests turned out on Friday night at HVW8 gallery in LA to honour the most influential skateboarder of all time, Mark Gonzales, as he celebrates 15 years with adidas.
adidas skateboarding brought together six prominent photographers to tell Mark’s story over the past 15 years through their lenses. These photographers, who have watched Mark and witnessed his skateboarding antics all around the world include Gabe Morford, Joe Brook, Skin Phillips, Brian Gaberman, Benjamin Deberdt, and Sem Rubio.
Guests made their way through the renowned photography and ‘Gonz’ artwork to the outside celebrations where refreshments flowed, Mark‘s old video clips were projected and everyone shared their own unique Gonz stories amongst each other and of course with the man of honour himself.
“The show couldn’t have been better. The HVW8 gallery was a perfect venue, all of the six photographers’ work was a true representation of what Mark Gonzales is all about and the opening night was the who’s who of skateboarding’s past and present.
It really meant a lot that Mark was at the event as he never makes public appearances. Seeing him and Natas together was a special moment for me. These are the skateboarders who made history. Doesn’t seem like fifteen years, it all went by real fast.” Skin Phillips Exhibiting photographer, Editor at Large of Transworld Skateboarding & adidas Skateboarding Team Manager.
Owing to popular demand, the exhibition will now be open to the public until June 2nd at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery , 661 N. Spaulding Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. www.hvw8.com
Dustin Dollin & Emilee
Mark Olow, Giovani Reda & Ryan Kingman
Pete Eldridge & Jess Weinstein
Bradon Braydonszafranski & Jenna
Jacob Rosenberg, Alfonso Rawls & Jason Dill
Cullen Poythress & Mike Fitzgerald
Alex Midler & Curren Caples
Aaron Smith & Jamie Owens
Dave Jurusik & Allen Malone
Eric Koston & Ashlee Koston
Rhino & Sammy Winter
Dan Rogers, Steve Olson & Mark Gonzales
Elena Desosa & Kevin Duffel
Matt Hensley & Johnny Knoxville
Matt Irving & Justin Strubbing
Yogi Procter, Dan Rogers, Steve Olson & Mark Gonzales
Tyler Quinn, Chris Boadle with a friend
Scott Copalman & Jay Thorpe
Paul Shier, Skin Phillips, Monica Campana & Yogi Proctor
Pete Eldridge, Carlito & Jascha Muller
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