Vision Gallery Hosts "Full Deck," An Exhibit Documenting Skateboarding Culture from 1960s to Present

Chronicling the history of skate culture from the past half-century is a vast undertaking, but "Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art" pulls it off pretty well.

The traveling exhibit, which posts up in Chandler starting tomorrow, showcases historic decks from private collections (including boards on loan from skate pro Sam Cunningham) and defunct skate companies. There's other eye candy, too, such as photography, sculpture, and video.

"The eye-catching images on the bottom of a skateboard are one of the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and mostly created without artistic boundaries -- just like skateboarding itself," says curator Carrie Lederer, who first brought the show to Walnut Creek, California's Bedford Gallery where she works.

An opening reception takes place tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Vision Gallery, 10 East Chicago Street in Chandler. Admission is free. Go to www.visiongallery.org.

Until then, check out the below images, which are from the inaugural showing at Bedford Gallery.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >