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ANP Quarterly

ANP Quarterly is an arts magazine published by RVCA with a focus on a broader sense of art and community. The idea behind this endeavor is to make a magazine that will educate and inform openly and without the social or financial restrictions that plague many publications today and contribute more often than not to the "same old thing" again and again. Our goal is not to focus on current events or "who's hot" but rather to bring forward people and phenomena that deserve acknowledgement and coverage regardless of their place in time. For as long as we can make it happen, this magazine will be completely FREE and without advertising. We are beholden to nobody, save our own conscience, RVCA included. ANP Quarterly will be distributed around the world through galleries, bookstores, clothing and record shops.


Johanna Olk | Artist Network Program

JOHANNA IS A FRENCH ARTIST BASED IN GUÉTHARY (FRANCE). STUDYING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN JOHANNA OLK HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ATTRACTED TO OBJECTS AND COMPOSITION WITH A TIMELESS BEAUTY. RESTRICTED TO WHAT IS ESSENTIAL. SHE ENJOYS WHAT IS SIMPLE AND ABLE TO CREATE AN EMOTION. HER WORK AS A DESIGNER THEN AS AN ARTIST IS ALL ABOUT THIS. JOHANNA ENJOYS REPRESENTING THE STRENGH AND THE EMOTION LIVING IN THE ORDINARY. SHE PAINTS GRAPHIC IMAGES PLAYING WITH SIMPLICITY AND THE EVERYDAY LIFE’S MELANCHOLY.


Excel Visual Archive | RVCA Japan Shibuya

Last Friday RVCA hosted an opening event for Excel Archive Show at Shibuya Gallery. The event celebrated their first ever Japan tour. All arts and photo archives from the band. Such names like RxCx Ric Clayton, Alexis Ross, Michael Seiff, KSN Crew(Shaun Ross) and many others exhibited. Shaun Ross from band was big help for making it happen, thank you. A surprise guest Pushead was displayed and made a night even more special and memorable. This exhibition will run till January 6th at RVCA Shibuya Gallery and there will be limited L/S tees available in store.


Alex Matus | Shibuya Japan

November 2nd marked the opening reception of Personal Medicine, a solo exhibition by ANP Artist, Alex Matus . The show will continue to run until November 18th, at our flagship store in Shibuya, Tokyo.




Kelsey Brookes Exhibition | Fibonacci Waveforms and Capsid Symmetries

September 29th marked the opening reception of ANP artist Kelsey Brookes exhibition at Quint Gallery, titled "Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" in San Diego, California. Kelsey Brookes has been making sculptures for most of 2018. "It's been an eye-opening experience and a mostly enjoyable process."The show's title (noted as a mouthful by the Kelsey) Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" features vibrant, colourful sculptures made/painted using mathematics and science. Inspired by the Italian mathematician, Fibonacci , considered to be "the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages". Fibonacci is most notable for creating the Fibonacci Sequence. "The order goes as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. Each number is the sum of the previous two. This series of numbers is known as the Fibonacci numbers or the Fibonacci sequence. The ratio between the numbers (1.618034) is frequently called the golden ratio or golden number." - How Stuff Works

"The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists (like Kelsey Brookes), designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggest its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe." - Gizmodo

If you're not familiar with Kelsey Brookes, his art and the Artist Network Program, check out his bio and more here.

More about this exhibition from the artist himself, "Viruses can be organized using many different features, for my upcoming show at Quint Gallery. I am focusing in on a broad morphological classification system usgin capsid symmetry as a starting point to create these paintings/scupltures. My past career as a microbiologist really coming in handy a decade later. You really never know here life will take you, do you?"

To celebrate the opening reception of Kelsey's exhibition, we've released a new RVCA Platform t-shirt (image below)


Now & Then Video | RVCA Beautiful Losers

Video recap from the VIP opening reception of the exhibition Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and the 90's Lower East Side.

Music by Tomorrow's Tulips

Video by Blaine Suque


Ed Templeton | KCDC Photo Show RVCA NYC

Continuing our love affair with KCDC Skateshop, we hosted a photography show with Ed Templeton for the first night of #RVCANYC . The turnout was amazing - many fans & loyal pawns from all over New York came out to meet the benevolent overlord of Toy Machine and consume his photography prints. We're honoured to host this photo show with Ed, he's a long-standing member of the RVCA Artist Network Program. Special thanks to Amy Gunther and the crew at KCDC Skateshop for hosting this event.

Our next event with KCDC will be Saturday, August 25 at the Brooklyn Pump Track Skatepark - we're hosting a skate jam and BBQ with RVCA Skate Advocates (Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Curren Caples, Kader Sylla, Zach Allen, and Nestor Judkins.

Photography by John Bradford


Now & Then | RVCA Beautiful Losers Exhibition

On August 24th hundreds of guests flooded the Bowery sidewalk in support of the Beautiful Losers. Alongside RVCA's PM Tenore and curator / Alleged Gallery's Aaron Rose were guests including Aziz Ansari, Justin Theroux, Lourdes Leon, Stacey Bendet, Heron Preston, Gigi Burris, Paloma Elsesser, Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser, Gabriel Asfour, Leo Fitzpatrick, Michael Avedon, Jack Greer, Alex Olson, Kunichi Nomura, Andrew Reynolds, Morgan Colette, Timothee Chamolet, Alex Knost, Sarah Andelman, Humberto Leon, Bert Krak, Steve "ESPO" Powers , Jo Jackson, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Todd James, Cheryl Dunn, Ricky Saiz, Richie Shazam Khan, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Erik Foss, Coco Baudelle, Danny Fuller, Chris Johanson, Cory Kennedy, Luke Davis, Satchel Lee, Taylor McKimens, and more...

This exhibition revisits a community of artists affiliated with the Alleged Galleryin Manhattan in the early 1990’s. On site will be both artworks and collaborative merchandise from artists including but not limited to: Aaron Rose, Andre Razo, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, David Aron, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Ivory Serra, Jo Jackson, Margaret Kilgallen, Mark Gonzales, Mike Mills, Rita Ackermann, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Powers, Susan Cianciolo, Thomas Campbell, Tobin Yelland, and Tom Sachs. The exhibition will be on view August 24 – September 1, 2018.


Tom Gerrard Exhibition | Through My Eyes

RVCA Special Edition Artist Tom Gerrard recently travelled to Tokyo and opened ‘Through My Eyes’ at the RVCA Upstairs Gallery Tokyo. Australian artist Tom Gerrard explores his surroundings through his daily drawings in his passport sizes sketchbooks. In his first ever Japanese exhibition he is presenting 20 works on paper that explore a diverse range of subjects and objects that he has executed in his minimal colour palette of red, black and white with the odd hint of chrome and grey.

These subjects are the commonly overlooked items in Australian life. Each piece has been approached as he would a page in his sketch books. Yet he has swapped out his pens for spray paint, ink, watercolour and acrylic paints. This is a unique exhibition for Tom as the demands of large galleries of his home town of Melbourne have seen his work grow in scale and price. With this exhibition, he has taken a step back from the large canvases and wooden panels and worked exclusively on large sheets of paper.

Thanks to Bintang for the opening night refreshments. View the catalogue of available works here.


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