Those who create art do so for many reasons -- Picasso wanted to change people's perceptions, Samuel Goldwyn created "art for art's sake", and everyone else just wanted an excuse to ogle some boob. Making art out of skater trash (the boards, not the riders) as a means of recycling: the gang behind the 1st Annual Broken Skateboard Show.
Running this weekend, Broken Skateboard brings together the host and two other artists, each of whom create sweet lamps, jewelery, furniture, or sculptures out of old and broken skate wheels, trucks, and decks (just don't go looking for Brokedeck Mountain, coz man, that's a whole other gallery). Jason Podlaski's Deckstools, created at the request of his destructive brother, arrange decks broken at a mount as legs and those broken in the middle for a top surface before fusing them together with a repurposed truck for support, with bottoms out to show the art, also the motto of the best female tattoo show ever. 215-boy Victor Perez (whose studio the whole thing's going down at) will showcase his Sk8lamps, heavily modified up-cycled skate materials transformed into equal parts decorative sculpture and functional lamp, with designs ranging from a pear-shaped hanging job made up from slices of old boards to a Swiss cheesed trapezoidal table lamp made from boards and trucks titled Rolling Vertical Cheese, which is like Dave Coulier on rollerblades, but verti...oh, cut.it.out.
The show'll also feature an artist somehow turning broken decks into functional jewelry intended for the lady-folk, and an artist reception will be held until 9 on Fri., giving you plenty of time to get home and sketch your own nudes in a Guernica-esque postmodern take on cubism, mainly because that's how it looks when you don't actually pay for the Cinemax.