Scion Installation 5 Art Tour
Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour will arrive in Phoenix, Ari. on February 6th after completing a successful stint in Miami during the world-renowned Art Basel in December. The fifth installment of Scion’s Installation Art Tour was launched in October 2008. The program is designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities in total including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Los Angeles. The tour kicked off in Detroit, a brand new market for Installation and will pass through two more first-time markets - Phoenix and Washington D.C.
For Installation 5 each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme "Self-Portraits." Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour will include: AJ Fosik, Alex Hornest, Andrew Schoultz, Andy Howell, Angela Boatwright, Asylm, Blek le Rat, Christina M. Felice, Codak, David Choe, Edwin Ushiro, El Yem, Eriberto Oriol, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, French, Geoff Oki, Ian Lynam, J. Shea, Jamel Shabazz, Jeff Soto, Kelsey Brookes, Kofie , Lisa Alisa, Logan Hicks, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nicholas Harper , Patrick Martinez, Peter Beste, RETNA, Rick Rodney, Rob Abeyta Jr., Ron English, Saber, Sage Vaughn, Skypage, Stormie Mills, Tessar Lo, Too Tall Jahmal, Usugrow, Will Barras, Yoskay Yamamoto and more. As the tour travels, more artists will be added to the roster.
The final tour stop will be at Scion’s own 4,200 square foot Installation L.A. gallery space where all artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward art-related charities and non-profits. Last year’s Installation 4 tour raised over $50,000 on behalf of Art From Scrap, an organization encouraging creative expression in the arts and promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues. Over the last four years Scion’s Installation tour has raised more than $190,000 for art-related non-profit organizations.