This upcoming Sunday, February 26th, marks the third art show put on collaboratively by the Coachella Valley Art Scene and Epidemic Skateboard Shop. The show will be featuring the debut solo works of local resident and student, Robert Medina, titled “Dots & Lines”. We will also be hosting musical performances by local musicians Giselle Woo and Dani & the Scarlet Fevers.
Robert’s art is something to be noted and publicly shared. His pieces are vivid and complex, using contrasting bright colours in conjunction with organic and geometric shapes that evoke a sense of playfulness. It is obvious he draws a great influence in his works from personal experiences, as there is a ‘desert’ feel to them. Not only does his art create an intellectual interest, but they are also incredibly aesthetically appealing. There is no doubt in our minds that this young artist is to go on to do great things in the art world.
We would like to invite you to view his works Sunday March 26, 7-10pm at Epidemic Skateboard Shop 72363 Hwy 111 Suite A2, Palm Desert, CA 92260. If you are unable to make it for the event, a small collection of his works will be on display for the next few months.
This SUNDAY Evening
The Coachella Valley Art Scene’s Art Space is debuting
a solo exhibition titled, “Dots & Lines”
inside Epidemic Skateboard Shop
72363 HWY 111 Suite A2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
All Ages / FREE
WHO IS….. ROBERT MEDINA?
Born and raised in southern California, my creative drive has been fed throughout my early teenage years through the practice of street art. A student perusing a degree in art, I am learning and pushing my work both technically and creatively. Always being carefully observant, I attempt to imbed a deep message in my work while at the same time making it aesthetically compelling. My work grapples with political and social issues, usually presented in abstracted form in order to build chemistry between people and the work. I utilize an eclectic set of mediums in order to express myself through each piece of work. My art is a visual diary expressing my inner thoughts influenced by the world around me.
– via Robert Medina
About his “Dots & Lines” Series
This series titled “Dots & Lines” is a combination of organic, geometric forms and line work. The purpose of this artwork is to demonstrate the interrelationship between forms and figures, living and non-living. I attempt to depict my organic forms realistically and my geometric forms vibrantly while interweaving their characteristics.
– via Robert Medina
About Epidemic Skateboard Shop:
At Epidemic, our goal is to create not just a place to buy goods, but to create a social hub for the local community. Our aim is to give back to the community just as much as they have given to us. In past and present we have done this by hosting local events such as skateboard demos, movie premiers, autograph signings, social events and endorsing local skaters and musicians. We’re now taking this community based action one more step forward by endorsing local artists and promoting the local art scene.
Who better to collaborate with the promotion of local artists than The Coachella Valley Art Scene? The CVAS has a strong following and presence in the art community, reaching a diverse audience across the desert and beyond. Their popularity and know-how makes them the perfect partner in finding local artists and exposing them to the general public. The CVAS has helped make the desert cool once again, bringing a fresh and knowledgeable perspective to the youth. We’re grateful for their participation in this project, and look forward to whatever our future as co-curators entails!
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