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Skateboard culture has always had a notably grim side. Maybe it stems from skateboarding’s breakneck speeds and physics-defying acrobatics. Or perhaps it’s a result of the general apathetic attitude toward bodily harm it takes to get into the sport in the first place. Whatever the reason, skate culture has always been imbued with a sense of the macabre and there’s no better signpost than the countless skate decks that revel in broken bones, gore, guts, and plenty of skulls. This celebration of destruction is the center of Light Grey Art Lab’s October exhibition, Skate or Die.
Exhibiting Artists Include: Adam Tan, Alex Hagen, Alexxander Dovelin, Alice Tse, Alison George, Angela An, Angela Rizza, Ann Macarayan, Ashley Hohnstein, Bene Rohlmann, Benjamin Currie, Bill Ferenc, Boya Sun, Brandon Robertson, Bridget Underwood, Camille Chew, Catherine Unger, Catheryn Virginia, Charlotte Gomez, Christopher Hegland, Colin Foran, Daney Rivera, Daniel Fishel, David Aguado, Derrick Dent, Drew Schmidt, Eric Gorvin, Gino Pambianchi, Glenn Harvey, Hiten Damodar, Irene Alfaro, Jake Giddens, Janelle Fortes, Jared Tuttle, Jason Norman, Jenn Liv, Jenny Zych, Jessica Roux, Jokub, Kate O'Hara, Katie Sanvick, Keith Neglay, Kyle Stecker, Lindsay Nohl, Lissa Treiman, Manuel Kilger, Marianne Vincent, Matthew Filipkowski, Max Mexer Fiedler, Meredith Miotke, Miranda Meeks, Nathan Dufee, Nichole ter Horst, Rachelle Boyd, Rafa Alvarez, Rebecca Olene, Romain Mennetrier, Scott Bakal, Stephanie Shafer, Tanner Ellison, Terence Hannum,