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The Oceanside Museum of Art shows "Cruisin' Califas ~ The Art of Lowriding"
June 9, 2012
Contemporary art news and...
Oceanside, CA.- The Oceanside Museum of Art presents "Cruisin' Califas ~ The Art of Lowriding", on view through September 30th. The personalized automobiles known as “Lowriders,” are part of a subculture whose aesthetic tendencies cross over into the world of fine art. Lowrider describes a car that is typically customized with a hydraulic setup to be low to the ground, with an elaborate paint job, striking chrome features and uniquely designed upholstery. But this term reaches beyond cars, and has become a cultural phenomenon and way of life for many people. Today Lowrider culture can be seen not only in cars and motorcycles, but also in sculptures, photography and paintings as a way for people to express their individuality and cultural pride. This exhibition will feature a display of several full-size cars and motorcycles that have been created in the Lowrider style. Accompanying the vehicles will be paintings and sculptures made by the vehicle designers and owners and other... -
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