The Hole NYC
presents "Wrecktangles" by surfing pioneer Herbie Fletcher
along with a RVCA Pop Up shop merchandised by Luck You Collective. Here are the official announcements.Herbie Fletcher "Wrecktangles" February 9-28th, 2013
The Hole NYC is proud to present six major new works by surf legend and artist Herbie Fletcher at the main gallery at 312 Bowery. These artworks are massive and vital, like the huge waves Herbie was known for pioneering during his fifty-year plus career as a surfer. These pieces are made from the wave-munched fragments of broken boards actually used when surfing giant waves. The thunderous force of the ocean is apparent in these jagged and mishapen “Wrecktangles”, but perhaps the most eye-catching component is the various decals, traction pads, fins or logos that show both the personalization of each board and the sponsorship and awards circuits of pro surfing. The combination of the odd formal geometries of a late Frank Stella with the pop cacophony of logos and images, makes for a very interesting work of art that is charged with energy and life.RVCA Pop-Up Shop at Hole NYC
RVCA brought the sand to the Bowery with a pop-up shop at Hole NYC featuring limited-edition t-shirts from Herbie Fletcher, Christian Fletcher, Julian Schabel, Todd James, Alexis Ross, Bert Krak, Espo and Luck You Collective. The pop-up also features a curated selection of RVCA cut & sew items and accessories. RVCA advocate Louis Shannon of Luck You Collective designed and merchandised the Pop Up shop.Read more for photos of "Wrecktangles" and the RVCA Pop-Up shop courtesy of Alon Shierman.