“RECYCLED VROOM-VROOMS” Benefit Art Exhibition Stopped Traffic at this Year’s KAABOO Del Mar

Friday, November 24, 2017

“RECYCLED VROOM-VROOMS” KAABOO Del Mar, Curated by Shawni Groves - The art featured in the inaugural benefit exhibition, was created by artists inspired by all forms of transportation.  Some of the works from this included in this pictorial are for sale. Please email me for the price list and image catalog. Net proceeds from the sale of art will benefit charity.

"For the Children", photograph
(upper left-hand corner) Photographer: Erwin Recinos
"Nobody's Fault But Mine", neon. Artist: Kelly "RISK" Graval

This past September, I curated a benefit art show entitled: “Recycled Vroom-Vrooms”, on behalf of a client I worked for at that time. The show took place at the KAABOO Del Mar 2017 Contemporary Art Fair, in San Diego, CA. This inaugural benefit exhibition featured exclusive works of art made from salvaged automotive parts, in addition to works on canvas and wood, limited edition prints on recycled bamboo paper, fine art photography and 3 exclusive neon’s.

Artist Andrea La Hue, prepping to paint the blank canvas, a salvaged car hood.
The finished untitled salvaged car hood, & flower map, painted live during KAABOO Del Mar.

The exhibiting artists were, Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, Man One, Cat Hothan, Erwin Recinos, Shannon Logan and Kelly "Risk Rock" Graval. Random Act, Risk Rock and Man One, are all known for creating works inspired by a love for travel, and anything with a gas, or electricity fueled engine. “Recycled Vroom-Vrooms” was the only benefit art exhibition at this year’s KAABOO, which is billed as an all-encompassing, upscale lifestyle festival, inclusive of music, food, art and comedy.

Headline acts such as Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the late, great Tom Petty were on the bill alongside Jackson Browne, P!nk, David Spade and Norm McDonald. The festival is held annually at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA, and  wrapped its third year this past September. 

In addition to the art fair exhibition, I curated a print series  in collaboration with Sugar Press. All proceeds were donated to the KAABOO KINDNESS charitable giving.  The tent was staffed by volunteers representing the 4 KAABOO charities; the proceeds raised through the silent auction, were split equally between these 4 charities: Surfrider Foundation, Voices for Children, ASYMCA, and MusiCares.  All proceeds from the sale of art exhibited in Recycled Vroom-Vrooms, were split equally between the respective artist and the 4 charities. This inaugural exhibition was curated by Shawni Groves.
Shannon Logan and Headchange “Fun, recycled functional art &
handmade artisan works by Shannon Logan. Accessories donated by Headchange.

The festival goers, collectors, and bidders, loved the fun theme of transportation, as well as meeting the artists and the purpose of the show. 

Kelly "RISK" Graval, "Engine 4", One Shot enamel screened on
five floating separate plexi glass panels, on aerosol, acrylic,
and kandy car painted canvas with crushed abalone.
Erwin Recinos, "Classically Parked" 1/10 photographic print
Andrea LaHue, "Philadelphia Freedom”, print 1/1

The auction items procured by Shawni Groves included work by Los Angeles based designer & fabricator, Shannon Logan, who created a one of a kind, outdoor flowerpot floor lamp, using a found tire, hubcap, spare auto parts, and a beehive shaped lampshade, in addition to two kitschy collectible lunchboxes featuring 2 different motifs. Inside were hats and sunglasses donated by Redlands, CA based accessories company, Headchange.com.
A few images from the KAABOO KINDNESS Silent Auction, Part of the RCS+SP: Print Series 1.
Left: "Space Bowie", Cat Hothan, Center: "Rock Wings" by Colette Miller, donated by Sugar.Press.
To the right: "People of Color" by Man One
She also partnered with L.A. based print publisher, Sugar Press, and launched “RCS+SP @ KAABOO17: Print Series 1”. Prints made for this collection were donated to the silent auction, and featured: photographer, Erwin Recinos, and artists, Cat Hothan, Man One and Andrea LaHue. Each hand signed and numbered archival pigment artwork, is printed on sustainable Bamboo Paper, and sealed with the official Sugar Press chop mark. The remaining limited-edition prints are available to purchase and can be viewed at: Sugar.Press. This was a joint effort with Anne Martin of Sugar.Press

Limited edition 1/10 photographs by Los Angeles based film photographer, Erwin Recinos. From left to right: "For the Kids", "Classically Parked", "Yellow Truck", "Green Impala". Printed by Fathom Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. (Please inquire with Shawni Groves, if interested in purchasing this collection as a whole, or as individual images.)

Man One, "Man on Car",
Aerosol paint on car hood with automotive clear coat

Image above from left to right:
Cat Hothan, "Music 'til I Die", Kelly "RISK" Graval, "Stay Gold",
Erwin Recinos, "Green Impala”, & Andrea LaHue, "Old Fashioned Garden"

For more information, a price list, or to inquire on future projects, please email Shawni Groves at: UrbanLifestylePR@gmail.com

Kelly "Risk" Graval, "Stay Gold" Girl, Mixed media, neon on cans on modified wagon
pulled by cast “Stay Gold” girl. Upper left to right: Man One "Man on Car",
Cat Hothan, "Space Bowie" & "The Dentist", Erwin Recinos, "For the Kids" & "Yellow Truck",
Cat Hothan, "Hot-Air Steam Punk".

The Story of the "Stay Gold Girl"
"This sculpture was inspired by my daughter... one day I laid on the hammock and told her daddy's burnt out and she pulled up with her smile and a wagon of paint..... my batteries were charged.."
Kelly "Risk" Graval

Kelly "Risk" Graval, "Stay Gold" girl, Mixed media, neon on cans on modified wagon pulled by cast “Stay Gold” girl. Upper left to right: Cat Hothan, "Space Bowie" & "The Dentist", Erwin Recinos, "For the Kids" & "Yellow Truck", Cat Hothan, "Hot-Air Steam Punk", Man One, “People of Color”.


CONTACT: Shawni Groves, Curator
All Photos by Shawni Groves

KAABOO Del Mar, Contemporary Art Fair
Space G04
Sept. 15 – 17, 2017
The Artists:
Andrea LaHue aka Random Act - @AndreaLaHue
Man One - @ManOneArt
Cat Hothan – @Cat_hot_hands
Erwin Recinos - @_losojos_
Shannon Logan – (does not use social media)
Kelly "Risk Rock" Graval - @RiskRock

Artist Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, with untitled painting on found map,
and salvaged car hood. Both were painted live on Saturday, Sept. 16th, 2017 -
at KAABOO Del Mar. Pricelist available upon request.


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