The Art Dump
THE ART DUMP
The Art Dump is the name tagged to a team of like-minded creative misfits who work under the same flat roof in Torrance, California. They are, essentially, The Girl Skateboard Company’s full-time art department. The veteran, Andy Jenkins (Bend Press) uses his title as art director loosely. He considers the crew a co-op and lets it operate that way, with each artist bringing their own unique, individual vision to the Girl brands. The current team roster includes: Eric Anthony (The High Desert), Jeremy Carnahan, Carlos M Gutierrez (CMG), Nate Hooper (0ng0ing), Andy Mueller (The Quiet Life & Ohio Girl), Chris Waycott and Nick Zegel (ZEEGISBREATHING).
That is the simplest way you can break down the Art Dump, though it’s not really that simple, for each of these people has a myriad of interests, talents and mediums. As a group, and individually, they work in both commercial and non-commercial worlds. Sometimes these worlds collide and that is where the Art Dump’s collaborative projects exist — amidst the rubble and question marks of a crash site of graphics and fine art.
There are others who flow in and out of the Dump, offering their own abilities from time to time and working in the collaborative environment with the core group. Those include: Spike Jonze, Evan Hecox, Lori Damiano, Thomas Campbell, Rick McCrank, Brian Anderson, Marc Johnson, Brad Staba, Andrew Pommier, and Edith Abeyta.
Alumni of the Art Dump include: Hershel Baltrotsky (Art Raffle), Christian Morin (C.Morin Studio), Rob Abeyta Jr., Michael Coleman, Bucky Fukumoto, Johannes Gamble, Bob Kronbauer, Tony Larson, Michael Leon, Kevin Lyons, Geoff McFettridge, Jordan Mitchell, and Misato Suzuki.
By Carl Sanger
I’m always surprised when I meet folks who are not aware of The Art Dump. For over ten years they’ve been a constant source of inspiration for me, I just assume everyone has them on their radar. But they don’t, and they should. The Art Dump has been extremely influential in a lot of industries, not just skateboarding and other action sports, their innovative approach to marketing and design has been scene throughout fashion, film and television, music and commercial advertising. I highly recommend following The Art Dump across social media, find all the members [past and present] follow them on Instagram, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for inspiration, innovative ideas, and beautiful photography – you’ll find it there.
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The Art Dump Projects
Art Dump x Oakley In-Residence: The Studio
7763 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, California
April 23th – April 30th, 2015
Oakley has teamed up with Girl Skateboards’ Art Dump to celebrate eight seminal Los Angeles skate spots. Inspired by legendary tricks, architectural nuances and the surrounding neighborhoods, each iconic skate spots’ details were deconstructed and reinterpreted through the Art Dump’s diverse group of contributing artists and designers. Participating Art Dumpers include: Eric Anthony, Jeremy Carnahan, Carlos M Gutierrez, Nate Hooper, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Chris Waycott, Nick Zegel.
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20 Years of Chocolate Skateboards
Los Angeles – Denver – NYC
Chocolate Skateboards turned 20 this year and to celebrate, they jumped into the archives to put together a traveling art show that features the brand’s greatest board graphics and much more. The 20th anniversary art show made its way from LA to Colorado and NYC.
Watch the 20 year re-cap video!
20 Years of Girl Skateboards
Known Gallery – Los Angeles, California
Co-Curated and contributed to the 20th anniversary Girl Skateboards art show celebrating the people and art from the first 20 years. This was a traveling exhibition opening in Los Angeles on the actual day of the 20th anniversary. For the show I created a series of fully functional USB powered “OG” Girl dolls and an edition of silk screened prints for sale at the openings. After opening in Los Angeles the show traveled to Vancouver, Boston, and Kansas City.
The Art Dump presents: Clocked In
THIS Gallery – Los Angeles, California 90042
April 6th, 2012 7-11PM
Re-Envisioning Cubicles. A group show by The Art Dump at THIS Gallery featuring Eric Anthony Hershel Baltrotsky, Michael Coleman, Andy Jenkins, Christian Morin, Andy Mueller, Chris Waycott.
MAKE THE LOGO WOODEN
LittleBird GALLERY LOS ANGELES, California
April 25th – April 30th, 2009
The group show entitled Make The Logo Wooden will feature collaborative and individually created Wooden OG’s as well as other works by members of The Art Dump which include: Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Christian Morin, Chris Waycott, Eric Anthony, Jeremy Carnahan, Hershel Baltrotsky, Jordan Mitchell, and Michael Coleman.
GOOD TO FTC YOU
FTC, SAN FRANCISCO, California
Feb 8th-Feb 29th, 2008
A group effort brought to you by FTC Skateboarding and The Fourstar Clothing Company. Artwork by: Brian Anderson, Mark Gonzales, Max Schaaf, Nick Jensen, Eric Anthony, Hershel Baltrotsky, Michael Coleman, Evan Hecox, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Jordan Mitchell, Christian Morin, Chris Waycott.
THE ART DUMP VS MASS APPEAL
THE SHOWROOM New York, NY
August 23, 2007
The Art Dump and Mass Appeal group art show.
MONSTER CHILDREN GALLERY, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
January 11-28, 2007
Tony Larson, Andy Jenkins and Andy Mueller exhibit a collection of both small and large format mono-prints, plus a set of hands-on collaborative works.
FOUNDATION PROJECTS, Chicago, IL
July 28-30th, 2006
Collaborative silkscreen and 8550 mono-prints by Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Tony Larson, Michael Coleman, Eric Anthony, Jeremy Carnahan, Misato Suzuki, Chris Waycott and Christian Morin.
Part 1, Los Angeles – Sep. 7th 2005
Part 2, Anti Social, Vancouver BC – Sep. 24th 2005
Part 3, Active, Burbank – Nov. 22nd 2005
Fourstar invited 8 of their favorite artists to create work on chairs intended for point of sale display.
PIECES OF SHEET
The Lab 101 Gallery – Culver City, California
September 17th – October 17th, 2005
Individual works created from pieces of the original Pedro Sideways mural.
AntiSocial, Vancouver BC
March 18th 2005
Featured painted wooden OG dolls
YOU ARE HERE
Orange County Museum of Art’s Orange Lounge, Orange California
A satellite show to the popular Beautiful Losers Exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art.
The Artery – Melbourne Australia – September 25th, 2004
MONSTER CHILDREN – Sydney, Australia – October 1st, 2004
Featured painted wooden OG dolls
Walled City – San Pedro, California
October 18th – November 22nd, 2003
Working together, the Art Dump created a 8′ x 32′ mural installation. Contributing artists all featured personal work. Proceeds went to the San Pedro Skatepark Association.
THE WOULD SHOW
Three Gallery, San Pedro California
2001 – Featured painted wooden OG dolls
THIS IS THE FLOW
Middleburg, The Netherlands
June 19th – August 12th, 2001
A first-of-its-kind project exploring the ideas of form, commodity, creativity, space, and imagination as it exists in the world of skateboarding.
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