The skateboard deck has played a pivotal role in art and design as it relates to youth culture. Skate culture and its images are influenced by punk rock, hip hop, surfing, and graffiti/street art. There is a strong probability that those who have ever had a skateboard would have labeled it with their own stylized signature.
The span of work featured in Synonymous takes on various stylized images that are reflection of side walk surfing. The public space becomes an impromptu park for skaters. This exhibition is a celebration of that space by including many artists whose work is being exhibited at the South Broadway Cultural Center for the first time.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Synonymous will be on view through May 14.