Keegan Gibbs x Sage Vaughn x Brendan Lynch installation

January 14 2011 . 06:30am

Photos: Kohshin Finley

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SOFT | Keegan Gibbs

January 11 2011 . 08:38am

"I made this video piece in the summer of 2008. My friend Leo and I have been enjoying these empty surf sessions together, riding funky boards and soft-tops right on the sand in inches of water, gliding on knee to waist high waves that normally people discard as junk. Grinding along shore, you get a context of your speed as the dry sand whizzes by you just inches away. Finally, after a year or two of doing this, I set out to capture the mood of it. Shot on Super 8, and then projected on a wall and filmed with my digital video camera, it gave it this real natural feel that lends itself to the raw enjoyment we have had with these sessions.


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N.A.S.A. “Way Down” video | Art by Sage Vaughn

January 11 2011 . 08:10am

Art by Sage Vaughn

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January 10 2011 . 04:47pm


Keegan Gibbs has traveled all over the world in his role as one of the principal photographers for the Seventh Letter graffiti crew, so it is only natural that the Known Gallery chose to host his debut photography exhibit. Known Gallery director Casey Zoltan comments “I really respect his work ethic and his dedication to capturing the moment at any cost.” Fear has no place when shooting images of the renowned Seventh Letter artists in action fifty feet above ground at 2 AM whilst dodging headlights and billy clubs. Likewise fear has no place while shooting film in the treacherous and sometimes deceptively peaceful oceans of the world, the featured subject of this exhibit called OPEN SPACE.

Keegan, an avid lifelong surfer, explains his attraction to the water and the concept behind the large format prints in OPEN SPACE: “The ocean is the epicenter of my existence on this planet. I am an aquanaut on a thruster in this ever amazing and boundless source of liquid energy. For me every choice and relationship, all decisions and waking thoughts (and most dreams) are influenced and infused by the pull of the tides, the whiff of an offshore breeze, and the lucid corduroy lines gracefully stampeding towards the coast. Open Space is a collection of images, collages, and installations that evoke that balance in my life.”


Born in a family of artists, Keegan Gibbs was literally skateboarding and bicycling while still in diapers (his parents have video to prove it). Raised by the ocean, this aquatic biped found the best way to express his love of all things salt water, was through photography. When not shooting, his main goal is to surf as much as he possibly can and to find the hollowest tube, the longest wave, and the most crackable lip. (



b 1976 in Jackson, Oregon – Lives and works in Los Angeles – Goofyfoot
Solo show at Lazarides opening May 5, 2011 (



School of Visual Arts, BFA 2009
Selected shows
2010, Press Release, Martos gallery, New York, NY
2010, While it Lasts, Still House studio, New york, NY
2010, Volume, AT1 projects, Los Angeles, CA Curated by Andrea Neustein
2010, Worth, 211 Elizabeth St. , New York, Ny
2010, Objects that love you back, 211 Elizabeth St. , New york, NY
2009, Still House, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
2009, The Open, Deitch Projects, Long Island City, NY
2009, MIXTAPE, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2009, New Deal, Art Production Fund, New York, NY Curated by Matthew Moreveck and Kyle Thurman
2008, Here Goes Nothing, The National Arts Club, New York, NY

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Ain’t | Group Show January 8th, 2011

January 07 2011 . 05:05pm

Featuring pieces by:
Gia Coppola, Alex Da Corte, Dylan Lynch, Anthony Ausgang, Isaac Breast, Kevin Heyes, Louis Eisner, Brendan Lynch, Zach Susskind, Grear Patterson, Arien Valizadeh, Jane Mosley, Nick Darmstaedter, Larry Clark, Alex Peiweiler, and Lucien Smith.

Bergamot Station Gallery A-5
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica California 90404

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