Over the past 20 years, in many venues art and distinguished design has become more infused with commonplace objects and those associated with youth culture. The Green Building Gallery, in the latest installment of its gbg Focus Series called “Lowbrow/High Culture,” has three artists talk and answer questions about their careers exhibiting in commercial art galleries and creating custom work — skateboard graphics, motorcycle fabrication, tattoos, hot rods and magazines among them.
They include Jeral Tidwell, who is widely known for his work for skateboards, record companies, concert posters, stickers and clothing. Tidwell helped spearhead The Urban Experimental Art Project, which had legally allowed graffiti on a wall on East Market Street before it was shut down in 2007 after six months.
Also on board is Matthew Mcdole, whose work adorns current editions of Home Skateshop skateboard decks, and Brad White, a sculptor and curator of things motorcycle- and hot rod-related who co-founded Retro Wrench, which restores and customizes motorcycles.
For more information, call (502) 561-1162 or visit The Green Building Gallery on Facebook.
— Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal