“CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS - MASTERS OF STYLE” exhibits their continued contributions to the West Coast culture by expanding their core membership to include works by Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Estevan Oriol, RETNA, SLICK and Robert Williams. Every art scene is led by an originator, a style master of his art and trade. These influential Masters are honored in this show for their life dedication as “true” creators, real pioneers that are now internationally recognized for their work.
Just as with the diversity of the original LOCOS crew, taken as a whole these new Masters of Style explore deeper shades of the unique West Coast atmosphere we all breathe. “We have our own dialect,” says Chaz, “and our own cars and music to go with it. We don’t need anyone else to define us. We were left alone for a long time — and that has become our strength.”
The CALIFORNIA LOCOS have evolved into a movement which reflects the multicultural fabric of Southern California and it’s subcultures that have resonated worldwide. In true LOCOS style, opening night featured a Lowrider by Mister Cartoon, Hot Rod by Dave Tourjé and a new Dusters California X CALIFORNIA LOCOS skateboard release. This first of its kind show of SoCal Masters was a historic classic, opened on September 16th, 2017, at Eastern Projects Gallery in LA’s Chinatown.