Stab Magazine | Kelly Slater's "Artistic Journey Through The Chaotic 2016 Election Cycle"

Kelly Slater’s “Artistic Journey Through The Chaotic 2016 Election Cycle”

Brought to life by Bruce Reynolds, Kevin Ancell and Todd Glaser.

news // Sep 21, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

What doesn’t Kelly Slater do? 

The 11-time world champ, the same guy who recently won the Tahiti Pro over the world number one before flying to Orange County to sit in with Eddie Vedder at Dana Point’s Ohana Fest, then finished in the quarters at Trestles and stuck his name into the title conversation is having an art show. Yes! The same gentleman that started an eco-friendly, clothing co called Outerknown, and developed the wave pool that shook the surf world like the San Fran in ’89 is an artistic visionary. Is it hard to believe that the same man who’s giving out golden tickets to said wave pool to raise money for charity (WSL Pure), the same gent that started Slater Designs and first name’s Robert could channel his thoughts on politics through a threesome of talented artists? 

Well, you best believe. It’s called Apolitical Process, and it’s featuring mixed media artist, Bruce Reynolds; notable Los Angeles artist and badass, Kevin Ancell; and San Diego lensman Todd Glasser. It’s also curated RVCA’s founder and prez, Sir Pat Tenore. 


The show opens Thursday, September 22 at Folding Table Gallery: 201 San Juan Ave, Venice, Ca 90291 at 7 pm will run through October 9, 2016. 

According to Mr Slater: This is an artistic journey through the chaotic and sometimes inflammatory 2016 election cycle. It is our aim to explore and expose the underlying truth, hypocrisy, danger, motivations, misinformation and effects of this process. It is our hope that the artwork produces thoughtful discussion, transparency and an openness to question the powers that be… 

You can check out the pieces in the clip above. 


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