01 Nov Sneakertopia To Feature Jason Dussault Exhibit
World-renowned mosaic artist Jason Dussault announced that he will be one of the artists featured at this month’s Sneakertopia, the world’s first pop-up museum designed and dedicated to sneakers and their relation to art, culture and society.
Sneakertopia is located at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive in Los Angeles.
Dussault’s exhibit at Sneakertopia will feature nine specially selected shoes that pay homage to L.A. and some of its famous footwear. From the iconic Chuck Taylors to the Nike Zoom Kobe I, the shoes have spanned generations, crossed cultures and broken barriers on their way to becoming iconic symbols of SoCal self-expression.
Using a combination of tile, paint, grout, resin and vintage porcelain, Dussault pays homage to the 4,000-year-old mosaic technique by giving it a contemporary context – the sneaker.
“I believe that sneakers are the most widely collected artwork that maybe not everyone recognizes as artwork,” said Dussault. “I loved creating this collection as it preserves other artists’ designs for decades to come. There will be a time where most of the sneakers we love will be lost to decay, so recreating these works in a material that will last hundreds of years is very rewarding.” This exhibit builds on Jason’s recent ‘KICKBACK WORLD TOUR’, essentially a high-end sneaker shop found in an art fair, which featured Jason’s unique mosaic tile work on a range of classic kicks on display in cities around the world.
In addition to the nine specially selected shoes for Sneakertopia, Dussault is also debuting a limited release of porcelain reproductions of his Nike Air Force 1 in collaboration with master ceramic artisan Russell Hackney.
“What I really liked about Jason was that he went straight into collaboration mode,” said Hackney. “I felt like I was talking to a fellow artist and that was very cool. I think he’s really onto something here and I think this is a very cool project.” These reproductions will be exclusively sold at Sneakertopia while limited quantities are available.
More information is available at www.sneakertopia.com.