On February 26th Epidemic Skateboard Shop opened up their doors to Robert Medina’s solo art show with the CVAS Art Space.  From the moment the doors opened people poured in, pieces were sold, and music was made…

The CVAS  Art Space is a wall located inside Epidemic Skateboard Shop dedicated to featuring the latest works from local artists of the Coachella Valley.  Shows are co-curated by The Coachella Valley Art Scene and Epidemic Skateboard Shop.  Robert Medina’s Dots & Lines show was the The CVAS Art Space’s third exhibition.

Choosing Robert Medina to be the featured artist was an easy one for both Epidemic and The CVAS to agree on. His pieces are vivid and complex, using contrasting bright colors 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.

Below are photos (and light commentary) from his Opening Reception on February 26th at Epidemic Skateboard Shop.  Robert’s work is currently on display, for sale, and will be at the shop until May of 2012.

Enjoy!

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

EVENT RECAP:

ROBERT MEDINA’S 

solo art opening at

THE CVAS ART SPACE 

inside Epidemic Skateboard Shop

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

The CVAS Art Space!  Most beautiful wall in the entire Coachella Valley….

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Other pieces of Roberts are randomly placed throughout the shop.

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Robert next to one of his (sold) pieces.

Do these fonts look familiar?  Robert is the man behind all the hand painted text work at the Ace Hotel.  His style is so fresh, so clean.

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Robert getting props from art fans of the desert.  Behind him is his four-piece wood Chicken series amongst the skateboards.

Wall to wall people and a wall of art.

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Art enthusiast in training…

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

#AlanEverage #for #Mayor

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Lady in the sunglasses is Kylie Knight.  Kylie was the first artist that was ever featured in The CVAS Art Space!

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Rey is the man behind all/most of the Epidemic video footage.  He’s a real charmer.

Make sure to keep an out for an artist profile video that he is working on with Robert Medina!

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

DJ Alf Alpha and Robert Medina!  Yeah, you guessed it, they are both Virgos.

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Maybe best picture of the night?…

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

One of my favorite couples!  ANTA & his lady hot on the scene.

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Giselle Woo takes a moment to pose after rocking out.

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Crowd gathers for live music… big shout out to the bands that came through and performed, both sets were amazing

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Dani Meza & The Scarlett Fevers

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Giselle Woo & The Night Owls

the coachella valley art scene and epidemic's CVAS Art Space, featuring Robert Medina

Group shot; CVAS, Alf Alpha, Robert Media and Epidemic!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the artist and movement!!

To check out more photos, please click here.

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Visit Epidemic here: http://www.epidemicskateboardshop.com/

Visit the CVAS: http://www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com/

Next one is in May… see you then!