COMUNE PRESENTS SECOND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AND ADAM WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, “KARLSON TEA PARTY” WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT POMMIER.
Costa Mesa, CA –August 25, 2010- COMUNE presents “Karlson Tea Party”, the second annual Motorcycle and Adam Wright Photography exhibition with additional photography by Scott Pommier to take place at their Costa Mesa headquarters on Saturday, September 25th at 7pm with food provided by Gringo and the Bean.
COMUNE’s Karlson Tea Party is an evening in appreciation of contemporary motorcycle design and culture. Curated by industry guru Nelson Kanno, a well-known motorcycle journalist, and will also feature a photo exhibition composed by Adam Wright. Adam Wright is best recognized as the man behind “Road Course” and “Hauler” series photo magazines who uses his Leica camera with no flash and just one lens to capture his legendary imagery.
As a lifelong friend and huge fan of exhibiting builders Shinya Kimura and Kiyo, COMUNE founder, Frank Delgadillo’s goal is to showcase the design integrity of the builders and elevate their craft as a true art form. “All the builders are hand picked for their historic influence and inspiration on motorcycle culture over the past 20 years” states Delgadillo. “As the spotlight on motorcycle culture fades in and out over the years, these builders have stayed true to their lifelong passion. COMUNE and these builders share the common philosophy of classic simplicity, creativity and deep admiration for the smallest of details.”
Select motorcycles chosen for their historic importance and/or design excellence on display will include:
Cole Foster // Salinas Boys
Simplicity and style…if you’re a fan of custom cars and bikes then you’ve probably heard of Cole Foster and his shop Salinas Boys Customs. His rolling works of art have been featured hundreds of times in magazines all over the world. His eye for simple lines and basic styling remain unmatched as one of the world’s premier customizers on the forefront of this wheeled culture.
Shinya Kimura // Chabott Engineering
Functional art, infused with his aesthetic values into his sculpturally unique, rolling designs. Kimura-san creates his rideable works of art from a mind that seems to come from another dimension and time. All his creations are very uniquely Chabott Engineering.
Ian Barry // Falcon Motorcycles
This man has been on a mission to create one-off designs that are timeless in style and modern engineering. Using engines from rare British bikes, sourcing them from private collections or salvage yards, they are built from the ground up in his shop. Nearly every part of his motorcycles are fabricated in house to create a wholly new machine.
Trevelen Rabanal // Super Co
Super Company Customs aka SuperCo comes from the amazing styles of having been born in the barrios of Los Angeles. Infusing techniques learned from his years of building ground scraping low riders in four and two-wheeled forms, Trevelen has a firm grip on past traditions yet continually pushing the envelope with his style.
Kiyo // Garage Company
“My old knucklehead powered motorcycle is not fancy, no beautiful paint, no tricks, no special anything. I rebuilt it myself, fabricated and gave it a simple paint job. Daily transportation, leaking oil, dusty, noisy and worn out.” This understated self-description will leave you wondering what it’s like to be astride on one of his street pounding creations that run like a clock. Kiyo ‘s rough custom motorcycle amazes all.
Kutty Notebloom // Hippy Killer
Two generations of custom cars and chopper building comes from the Noteboom family that resides in Hemet, CA. As if Kutty had walked right out of the late 60’s and early 70’s, his motorcycles have a strong connection to the past. Picking up on similar styles that his father had blazed on his own trails decades before, Kutty cuts a new road for himself from the deserts of Southern CA.
John Edwards // Old Tyme Custom Paint
One of the most highly sought after painters for fans of traditionally styled custom motorcycles, just owning a paint job from this man allows you to have bragging rights. But most of all, his knowledge and passion for custom motorcycle styles of the past shines through very vividly when applied to his 2-wheeled 1960’s era show bikes. They continue to be a showstopper from your local traffic light to major bike shows.
RSVP is required to attend the event and space is limited so arrive early to ensure admittance. To RSVP please email – [email protected].
COMUNE is located at 2139 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627. For further information call 949 574 9142.
COMUNE was formed from the idea that there will always be people out there who not only embrace the rawness and imperfections of the everyday life, but also use it to creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible in skateboarding, fashion, art, and music their own way, with complete disregard of the consequences. The goal of COMUNE is to provide clothing that reflects this lifestyle of carefree idealism and to support the people that choose to live it. The COMUNE website (thecomune.com) provides the most complete view of the brand and its’ unique creative community.