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aSymmetry Project turns skateboards into works of art in Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 11, 2016 6:53 am

An international grassroots art project is turning beat up skateboards into works of art in Vancouver – and they’re coming to an art exhibition near you this weekend.

The aSymmetry Project provides blank skate decks to artists from all walks of life, who use them as a canvas to create a design in their own unique style. Each artist is then paired with a skater who brings their own style to the table and turns the decks into living works of art as they take them to the streets.

“Every scratch, every scuff, every dent and every chip out of the board will tell a story,” reads the project’s website.

“Each deck is worn down and added to at the same time, shedding and picking up paint from each ledge, rail and bowl it touches.”

Unit/Pitt Projects on East Pender is hosting an exhibition of the one-of-a-kind skateboards created in Vancouver this Friday and Saturday.

Collaborations include Jonny Elder with Peter Smolik, Marie France-Roy with Craig McMorris, and Lani Imre with Deer Man of Dark Woods.

Entry is free. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the work on show:

Asymmetry Project Skateart Show

  • Where: Unit/Pitt Projects – 236 East Pender St, Vancouver
  • When: From Friday, August 12, at 8 pm, to Saturday, August 13, at 5 pm
  • More info: On Facebook, entry free 

DH Vancouver Staff
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