(back row) Eric Anthony, Nate Hooper, Jeremy Carnahan, Chris Waycott. (front row) Andy Mueller, Andy Jenkins, Nick Zegel, 2015.
The Art Dump is the name Andy Jenkins tagged the team of like-minded creative misfits who work under the same flat roof in Torrance, California. As it's founder and veteran member, Jenkins considers the Art Dump a co-op, and encourages each of the artists to bring their own unique, individual vision in a variety of mediums. The group works in both the commercial and non-commercial worlds and sometimes these worlds collide. That is where the Art Dump’s collaborative projects exist — amidst the rubble and question marks of the crash site where graphics and fine art collide.
Their list of collaborative projects include impressive brands; Sonos, Beats, Adobe, Oakley, Levis and more.
Members of the collective have changed throughout the years and have included such luminaries as Geoff McFetridge, Evan Hecox, Kevin Lyons, Misato Suzuki, Michael Leon and Tony Larson, among others. Once a member of the Dump, always a member of the Dump.
Oakley & the Art Dump "In Residence"
In 2015 Oakley asked the Art Dump to be the resident artists at their temporary space in Hollywood. The Dump celebrated eight seminal Los Angeles skate spots. Inspired by legendary tricks, architectural nuances and the surrounding neighborhoods, each iconic skate spots’ details were deconstructed and reinterpreted by the Art Dump’s diverse group of artists. Participating Art Dumpers were Eric Anthony, Jeremy Carnahan, Carlos M. Gutierrez, Nate Hooper, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Chris Waycott, Nick Zegel.
Oakley "In Residence" mural
Oakley "In Residence" Art Dump zine workshop
The Girl Skateboard Company's 20th Anniversary (2013)
The Art Dump co-curated the Girl Skateboard Company's 20th anniversary events celebrating the photography, video, art, and people from the first 20 years of the seminal skateboard brand. The exhibition opened in Los Angeles on the anniversary of the actual day the company was founded. The collection traveled to Vancouver, Boston, Kansas City, London and Tokyo. Photo (left to right): Dumpers, Jenkins, Christian Morin, Sarah Christoph and Hershel Baltrotsky.
"Public Domaine" installation at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, 2011
Installation at the A+D Museum, Los Angeles, 2011
A site-specific installation presenting an abstract reconstruction of a traditional half pipe. The installation is assembled from deconstructed elements of discarded skateboard ramps, decks and art from previous Art Dump shows. These elements were repurposed as both canvas and sculpture; a formal study of shape and form as it exists in the vernacular of skate culture.
Tony Larson, Andy Mueller and Jenkins go through several of the Art Dump's mono-prints for the show, "Taking Turns," Monster Children Gallery (Sydney, Australia) / 2007
Wooden doll installation.
Three Gallery, Los Angeles, 2006
Lab 101, Los Angeles, 2005
An Art Dump fundraiser event for the Channel Street Skatepark in San Pedro. Proceeds from sales of the art and several limited edition prints were donated to the D.I.Y. project.
Three Gallery, San Pedro, 2003
Exhibitions at the Artery and Monster Children Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 2004
Installation at de Vleeshal Museum, the Netherlands, 2001
"This Is The Flow was a first-of-its-kind project, exploring the ideas of form, commodity, creativity, space, and imagination as it exists in the world of skateboarding."