Morning Breath & Cycle – “Oddities”
Morning Breath is Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto. In 1996, the two worked together on skateboard designs at Think Skateboards in San Francisco. There, they discovered they had similar tastes and influences, many of which were associated with the late 70s and early 80s. These included everything from sniffing glue and punk rock to racking paint and hip hop. Over the years, their collaborations have grown beyond skateboard graphics to include graffiti art, music packaging and more. And in 2002, Cunningham and Noto formalized their partnership with the creation of Morning Breath, a creative studio located in Brooklyn. Today, Doug and Jason split their creative energies and time between commercial and personal work. In 2006, their first book was published: The Early Bird – The Art and Design of Morning Breath.
For nearly 20 years the name CYCLE has been a fixture in graffiti in the United States. Although plenty difficult to make a substantial impact in New York City’s saturated graffiti scene, Cycle has managed to do so while even pulling off the same feat in both DC and San Francisco, as well as a gang of freight trains in between. Somegraffiti writers have followers who paint in their style. But CYCLE isn’t one of these. Rather, he sets a quiet example for younger graffiti writers with his consistency, woring equally in tags, throwups and pieces, all the while creating riveting work. The end result – despite such diverse style skills – is work that immediately announces CYCLE. CYCLE received his BFA from George Washington University in Washington DC and then his Masters from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently, he produces Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design for collectors, clients and companies all around the world.
Nathan Lee Pickett – “Breath Like You Mean It”
Opening Reception: Friday, February 27th, 7-10pm
Feb 27th – Mar 22nd 2009