HUF And Cleon Peterson Release “Blood & Soil”
HUF is pleased to present Blood & Soil, a collaborative capsule collection with internationally renowned Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson, happening concurrently with an exhibition of new works on display at Over the Influence gallery.
Known for his monochromatic paintings that depict chaos and brutality, Peterson’s latest body of work and capsule collection expands on those themes and portrays the reconciliation of our violent history with present day violence prevalent across the country. His nightmarish vignettes, demand examination; in his works, violence is a nightmare from which we have not awakened.
Consisting of a Hoodie, Tote Bags, Long Sleeve and Short-sleeve Tees, the HUF x Cleon Peterson “Blood & Soil” capsule collaboration retails from $40-$80 and will be available exclusively at HUF flagship stores worldwide and HUF online starting July 9th. To further coincide with this special release, HUF will be hosting a pop-up shop at Over the Influence launching July 7th with the opening reception.
The exhibition, “Blood & Soil”, consisting of Peterson’s new paintings and sculptures will be on view at Over the Influence, July 8 – August 5, 2018.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit: https://overtheinfluence.com/exhibitions/cleon-peterson-blood-soil/
Founded in 2002 by professional skateboarder Keith Hufnagel, HUF is a Los Angeles based manufacturer of premium footwear and apparel designed for contemporary skate and lifestyle. Inspired by Keith’s unique experiences traveling the globe as a skateboarder—and represented by a world-renowned skate team & group of ambassadors—the clean, classic brand aesthetic of HUF embodies a diverse array of cultural inspirations and ideas
What started as a small boutique on an offbeat block of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District has now become one of the most recognized pioneering skateboard and lifestyle brands worldwide. Made by skateboarders, for skateboarders, HUF represents not only a more refined and forward-thinking skateboard brand, but also any individual inspired by the vast array of countercultures that parallel skateboard mentality.
About Cleon Peterson
Born in 1973 in Seattle, Cleon Peterson received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit. Solo exhibitions of his work include: The Shadow of Men, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2018); Victory, Galerie Du Jour, Paris (2017); The Judgment, Plus One, Antwerp (2016); Purity, Over the Influence, Hong Kong (2016); Poison, Library Street Collective, Detroit (2015); End of Days, New Image Art Gallery, Santa Monica (2014); Daybreak, New Image Art, Los Angeles (2010); The Occupation, New Image Art, Los Angeles (2009). Notable group exhibitions include: Lock Route, Gilman Barraks, Singapore (2017); Lasoco Project, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014); Postermat, The Hole, New York (2011); Mail Order Monsters, Deitch Projects, New York (2007). He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
About Over the Influence
Launched in 2015, Over the Influence Hong Kong has served as a unique platform in Asia for an ambitious exhibition program of internationally acclaimed artists. The inaugural program of Over the Influence Los Angeles boasts a strong selection of local and international artists including Ron Arad (UK), Nobuyoshi Araki (JP), Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils (PT), Invader (FR), Kathryn MacNaughton (CA), and Cleon Peterson (CA), along with a curated series of group exhibitions.