MOCA's Artists Support Surf Themed Fundraiser
Raymond Pettibon and Russell Crotty and their galleries have each donated works to the silent auction for Surf’s Up that incorporate the surfing theme. Pettibon, who grew up surfing in Hermosa Beach, California, makes art whose subject covers a spectrum of American youth culture. MOCA’s collection includes a series of Pettibon’s ink on paper drawings from 2003 depicting one of his most recurrent themes, breaking waves. Pettibon masterfully reduces of the power of the ocean into a few minimalist brush strokes. Pettibon, who currently lives in Venice Beach, CA, and Regen Projects has generously donated a hand-colored etching, No Title (When The Ground), 2002, to the silent auction in support of MOCA where he had a solo exhibition in 2003.
Miami artists were also inspired by the Surfing theme of this year’s MOCA Bash and have worked with Shirley Schwartz, chair of the MOCA Bash artists’ committee, to develop the vibe and décor for the event. Artist Carol Adrianza has designed one-of-a-kind custom costumes for the evenings’ performers that recall beachwear of the 50s and 60s.
Bidding on the Pettibon and Crotty works as well as other works donated by MOCA artists is available on line at www.mocanomi.cmarket.com. MOCA BASH Surf’s Up will be held on Saturday, February 19, 8 pm to 12 midnight, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami. Tickets are available at $175 and may be purchased by calling 305 893 6211 or visiting www.mocanomi.org. Proceeds from MOCA BASH Surf’s Up benefit the museum’s programs, exhibitions and permanent collection.