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Supply and Demand

Written by Trippe   
Monday, 22 October 2012 14:03

Last weekend Vans sent me down to check out opening night of Supply and Demand, art gallery and installation, which opened October 12that the House of Vans for a one-night invite-only event. (You might remember seeing the Supply & Demand show post from last year as well). Supply and Demand, set up by Russ Pope and Vans, featured the works of Neil Blender, Nathaniel Russell, Chris Yormick, Jay Howell, Jamahl Williams, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Dennis McNett, and Jai Tanju in a one night special event with free mini burgers, quesadillas, beverages, and a musical performance by Super Juice. Thanks again to Vans and Russ Pope for sending me out there for the event.

Supply & Demand
New Works and collaborative installation by: Neil Blender, Nathaniel Russell, Chris Yormick, Jay Howell, Jamahl Williams, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Dennis McNett & Jai Tanju
Opened October 12th, 2012
House of Vans
25 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY

Word & Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung
Additional photographs provided by Jai Tanju.

Artists Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Chris Yormick, Jai Tanju and Gregg Kaplan arrived in Brooklyn the week before to set up the gallery and work on the collaborative mural.

The supplies behind Supply & Demand.

Partners in crime - Russ Pope and Rich Jacobs start on the mural

Russ creating one of his signature characters.

Never get sick of seeing Rich creating his crazy faces

Gregg, Russ, and Rich catching up and taking a break.

Skate break

Russ and Jai working on a collaborative photo-painting piece.

Gotta make some signage too

Gregg and an amazing Wiz Core drawing. haha sick!

The gallery room of the House of Vans. Gregg lends a hand and helps to arrange Rich's massive art wall.

Finishing touches by Jai Tanju.

Getting the lights ready in the House of Vans can be a interesting process. Check out that rig.

The back of a wood piece that was from last year's Supply and Demand show checking out this year's installation.

Chopper Dave and Frank going over details before tonight's opening event.

Artist Dennis McNett who is also preparing for Hallo-Wolfbat at the House of Vans, stops by to drop off some artwork and prints.

Gregg working on some linoleum pattern stamps

Where the sketchy stuff takes place! Gregg and Jai prison pose style.

Artist Chris Yormick stops by to work on the mural.

The finished collaborative installation!

Shows all hung up and ready for the folks to start pouring in.

Folks pouring in on a super cold night man. I think it probably got to the low 40s, but who knows I'm from California.

Artist Rich Jacobs

Artist / Photographer Jai Tanju.

This piece was made from various used skatedecks.

Artist Dennis McNett

Artist Russ Pope and family. Congrats on putting together a great show.

Pieces by artist Neil Blender. All of which were sold!

Works by Jamahl Williams.

Works by Chris Yormick

Chris mentioned that this piece was made from cardboard and packaging he saved from Jamaica. Really dug this one.

Works by Jay Howell, who unfortunately wasn't able to come this year. Next time buddy! Last time Jay came ... and well, Jay brings the fun.

Super sick infinity crazy grass hill piece

Works by artist Nathaniel Russell who was in Japan who was in Tokyo for an Andy Cabic and Devendra Banhart show which he made a little poster for. Check out more photos from the trip onDevendra’s tumblr page.

This piece by Nate really was one of my favorites.

Prints by Nate which are also available on his online shop.

Gregg and Jai jamming on some mini burgers and chips.

Folks inside, outside, all around

Rad skate dude by Rich Jacobs

Rich Jacobs and friends

Ryan Dewitt (middle) and friends.

The band Super Juice jamming out

Folks who came out to see the show

Best knitted coat goes to . . this guy.

These events are always fun. Met fellow long-hair farmer musician Andrew Mills of San Diego's Barbarian.

Folks on the inside

Alisha, and Brooklyn artists/illustrators Alessandro Echevarria (thanks for putting me up for a night), Paul Windle (thanks for putting me up for 2 nights!), John Malta (recent winner of the Xeric award), and Nichole Senter. You should check out their art and comics -- they're killing it over there.

Photographer Angela Boatwright and her mom stopping by to check out the event.

Andrew and Uyen stopping by to say hi.

I heard there was a bed bug problem in New York, but didn't realize it was this bad.

Love this photo. Little guy posing in front of some art.

Close up on a Russ Pope face!

Collaboration by Jai and Russ

Great turn out and fun times - Russ Pope, Chris Yormick with purse, and Rich Jacobs.

Dennis McNett and friends braving the cold for some beers and burgers.

Camoflage was huge out in Brooklyn. Pretty much surrounded by it!

Okay after lots of food, folks, art, beer, and jams it was time to leave folks. . . Next year, if you're out in Brooklyn, keep an eye out for the next Supply and Demand show.

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