Artist Julian Schnabel is a friend of surfer-turned-artist Herbie Fletcher who makes sculptural works, Wrecktangles, using broken surf boards. Schnabel wrote of Wrecktangles: “They tell the story of culture whose logos are brandished on these broken accidents, adventures and rudimentary failures embodying the whole that I find in this work very complete.” Schnabel goes on to compare Fletcher to artists Chris Burden and Bruce Conner. But it’s Fletcher’s work, according to Schnabel, that forms “a radical portrait of the late-20th and 21st century practice by a longstanding member of the tribe.”
You can check out Fletcher’s Wrecktangles at the Museum of Art & History (MOAH) in Lancaster, California, June 21-August 31, 2014. The exhibition will open with an Endless Summer Solstice Party, featuring films of Herbie Fletcher, the iconic graphic art of John van Hamersveld, a live performance by So Long Sucker and a reunion concert by the Neurotones.