Don't Listen to Their Bullshit: Above The Noise @ 1700 Naud

by Monster Children / Photos by Mikey Santillan

More and more girls are getting into skateboarding, which is awesome, but unfortunately, there are still some insecure creeps trying to bring them down with abusive, sexist and even threatening comments on social media.

But, rather than feed into the negativity, the ladies rise above the noise, and that’s what this show is about. Above The Noise is a film and photo show by The Smiths (Aaron and Lwany Smith), that shines a light on the repugnant comments left on prominent social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram by assholes.

Jenn Soto by Aaron Smith

Jenn Soto by Aaron Smith

By illuminating these grotesque comments, Aaron and Lwany hope to draw attention to the issue and help skateboarding eradicate the hate.

Their short features Lizzie Armanto, Samarria Brevard and Jenn Soto — all who get these comments on social media all the time. The comments in the video and on the walls of the gallery are all real, unedited, and things some asshat online decided was worth posting.

The show, which includes photos by Aaron Smith, Massimo Legittimo and Ryan Lovell and a short film by The Smiths will be on view in our New York sister gallery, 98 Orchard on Sept 7th through Sep 13th.

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After a massive turn out at 98 Orchard in New York, we’ve decided to bring the photo exhibition (featuring professional skateboarders/extremely decent photographers Kenny Anderson, Brian Delatorre, Zered Bassett, and Al Davis) to 1700 Naud.


Join us for Changing Landscapes: An audio-visual installation

In the Wauters Farm installment of their Changing Landscapes series, Los Angeles based art collective ARTHUR KING travels to a small family farm in rural Iowa in order to gather audio and video field recordings and reuse them creatively in a large-scale, improvisational visual art and music performance within the same setting. These musical and visual experiments incorporate an artistic methodology that aims to create a deeper connection to our surroundings and ourselves. 

We are happy to host this immersive installation at 1700 Naud, starting on June 14th at 7pm.

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