Good Wood, a Detroit based art show, has packed up and headed east,to Williamsburg’s 3rd Ward art gallery. Teaming up with alldaybuffetfor the July 26th premiere, they’ll be adding a second layer of “good”to the show with an auction-cum-party, creating a collision of culturesand mediums for the greater good.
Good Wood features 40 decks from the Detroit show, plus additionalworks by New York artists: Mike Perry, Fernanda Cohen, Nathan Fox,Keetra Dixon, Jeremy Traum, John Breiner, and Unplate. Alldaybuffet has transformed the event into an auction to benefitStoked Mentoring. All 50 artists will be auctioning off theirone-of-a-kind custom decks to support this important initiative. Withmost decks priced at under $500, these single edition pieces make agreat addition to a budding collection and will go towards proving that“one teen at a time, counterculture WILL change the world.” Many of the participating artists are not skateboarders themselves,making their contribution a contrast to those artists who are renownedin the skate community. The show’s balance of notable artists fromacross the country including Donald Kilpatrick III, Leo Espinosa, SergeGay Jr., Matt Gordon and international talent (Jakob Printzlau, aka“Plastic Kid” and the front man of The Fashion) from as far asCopenhagen, Denmark makes it a standout from other deck shows. Decksfrom graphic artists Chuck Anderson (No Pattern) and Ryan Katrina(Neuarmy) round out the stellar cast of artists brought together byDetroit artist/curator, Andrew Davis for Good Wood. Respected Brooklyn-based skateboarder/artist Bobby Puleo will alsoshowcase his collection of art inspired by the treasures he’s picked upoff the streets of New York during his years of skating. Opening nightwill also include the screening of a series of street skating videoshorts from around the world by film director and photographer, JoshStewart. A homemade photo booth and hotdog stand from the Detroit show mergea Midwest sensibility with these highly anticipated additions from thecity of New York. Expect an evening of good, art, skateboarding andfreshly spun vinyl. For more information visit www.3rdward.com, www.myspace.com/goodwoodbrooklyn, www.stoked.org and www.alldaybuffet.org