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BLVD Gallery presents the work of Oakland based artist Bigfoot. Bigfoot is a Bay area Graffiti legend and has been a major influence in the skateboard industry for close to a decade. Originally from New Jersey ,young Bigfoot fled to California to be closer to big trees . Disassociated from art school and human society, in 1994 he started writing “Bigfoot” in the streets of San Francisco with relentless fury .Working often with house paint and wooden panels ,his work depicts the conflict between the respect for nature held by the artist’s cast of Bigfoot characters and the destructive agenda of mankind. Despite his reclusive nature, Bigfoot has managed to stay active in society ,designing skateboard graphics and footwear ,showing in galleries in America and Japan,and the release of his vinyl figure with Strangeco in 2004. His eponymous character and his love of heavy metal play a major role in his studio work as well as his highly recognized street art.

Bigfoot “Hairy Metal Vengence
Date: June 13 – July 5, 2008
Open: Wed – Thu & Saturday 13:00 – 18:00
   Friday 13:00 – 19:00
Place: BLVD Gallery
Address: 2316 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA
Tel: 206-448-8767

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