10 Years of Fan-Made Art Collected by Steve Aoki
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 — SCION AUDIO VISUAL, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming, presents the first ever exhibition of Steve Aoki’s collection of fan art in Los Angeles. Steve Aoki is the Los Angeles based grammy-award nominated electronic music producer, record label owner and DJ.
“Working with Steve in a capacity beyond the scope of his music has been a pleasure. Scion's total commitment to support the creative community is best displayed when we can provide the opportunity for Artists to change their media and push their own creative boundaries.” – Jeri Yoshizu, Scion Sales Promotions Manager
The exclusive Scion AV exhibition will consist of artwork created by fans for Steve Aoki over the past 10 years. Aoki has collected a decade’s worth of paintings, drawings, sculptures, figures and special mementos that his fans from all over the world have presented to him. There will also be original artwork inspired by Steve Aoki, created by Los Angeles artists; Dev N Gosha. The opening reception requires RSVP and takes place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7pm at the Scion AV Installation located at 7667 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Aoki will be hosting the exhibition and will be at the gallery signing autographs alongside the custom Scion FR-S project car he designed with Scion last year. Limited edition signed and numbered prints of the Dev N Gosha piece, as well as limited Dim Mak merchandise will be available for purchase in store until March 30, 2014.
“Everything I do is about the fans. When Scion approached me with the opportunity of a gallery pop-up I thought it would be an amazing chance to showcase the fan-made art that I've collected over the years. DevNGosha is another artist that I admire and when they were open to bringing attention to both the fans and raising money for the Steve Aoki Charitable fund, it seemed like a perfect fit.” – Steve Aoki
For the full duration of this exhibit, all proceeds from the sale of the art prints will go to the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which supports primarily newfound issue medical research among other humanitarian efforts.
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Opening reception RSVP is mandatory – sign up now: http://www.scionav.com/2014/02/12/steve-aoki-scion-av-installation/
Scion AV Installation store hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12pm-7pm – 323-272-4266.
For more information, please visit www.scionav.com and www.steveaoki.com
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ABOUT SCION AUDIO VISUAL
Scion AV (for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for thousands of artists, designers, underground musical artists, as well as supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 7 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit www.scionav.com.
ABOUT SCION AV INSTALLATION
Scion AV Installation LA is a retail destination that supports independent artists and creatives from around the world. Each month the Scion AV Installation invites new artists to host an exhibition of merchandise and art that they have produced and curated. Artists keep 100% of all sales. For more information, visit www.scionav.com/installation
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
ABOUT STEVE AOKI
Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date. As a solo artist, Aoki has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki took his incredible career to the next level with his first proper full-length release Wonderland (Ultra Music/Dim Mak), followed by Wonderland Remixed, and his live concert DVD Deadmeat: Live at Roseland Ballroom, along with various singles, remixes and EPs, all of which brought together a lifetime’s worth of passion for bands, DJs, and artists of all stripes. Aoki also headlined the successful Deadmeat North American Tour in 2012, which boasted over 50 tour dates resulting in his being named Pollstar’s highest grossing dance act for the first half of the year and landing him a cover feature. Currently, Aoki is working on his follow-up album Neon Future, scheduled for release in 2014 via Ultra Music/Dim Mak.