San Francisco, CA – On Thursday, November 3 2011, Peek Gallery proudly presentsLOW LIFE, a new photographic series by photographer & artist, Trevor Traynorfeaturing limited edition prints documenting the enigmatic world of Lowrider subculture. The opening reception will feature motion visuals by John Coyne and live deejays playing Lowrider oldies.
Trevor Traynor has spent years documenting hip-hop culture, having shot everyone from Pete Rock, T.I., Bun B, E-40, N.E.R.D., Redman, Mos Def and so many more. But after a chance encounter with a Lowrider car club, Traynor has now turned his lens toward this historic subculture. Last Cinco de Mayo he jumped in the back of a ‘69 Buick Skylark convertible and documented his first cruise. Capturing what he notes as “the passion and pride” that come with living in the Lowrider culture, Traynor accurately depicts the owners and their families in a way that is only deserving of the iconic culture that they are a part of. Continuing to research the different chapters and car clubs throughout the country, Traynor takes his talent of documenting the rawness of the open road and brings the “Lowlife” into the public eye, in all its breathtaking yet forthright nature. Trevor elaborates, “My goal is to showcase the riders and their cars, the passion and the pride that are a part of Lowrider living.”
In addition to Trevor’s limited edition prints, a limited run of LOW LIFE wood engraved pins, stickers, and posters will be available. Not to mention a handful of car club appearances that will make the opening reception of LOW LIFE truly memorable.
Peek Gallery presents
a new photographic series by
November 3 – December 1, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7-11pm
Peek Gallery at The Summit SF
780 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
The Summit SF
About Trevor Traynor
Native New Yorker, Trevor Traynor has photographed subway stations in Tokyo, Paris, and Sydney, playgrounds in Moscow, street kids in Mumbai, and prostitutes in Panama City. He currently lives in San Francisco and continues to travel and create new bodies of work, in addition to shooting for editorial and advertising clients.
Traynor’s photographs have been exhibited in New York, Paris, Medellin, Santa Fe, San Diego, Denver, and San Francisco. His work has been featured in many publications including: Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Men’s Fitness, SF Guardian, Respect Magazine, & Lodown magazine. His work is part of several public and private collections including Swinerton and Pfizer. He was recognized at the 1st International Photography Awards as “Industrial Photographer of The Year” and is in the current 2011 PDN Photo Annual for his new Sweet Water series.
About “LOW LIFE”
“Low Life is a documentation of Lowrider lifestyle. Last cinco de Mayo I jumped in the back of a flan colored 69 Buick Skylark convertible and documented my first cruise. Since that day I have been hooked with my eyes wide open to car and bike culture. I am currently studying and documenting different chapters and car clubs all over the country. My goal is to showcase the riders and their cars along with the passion and the pride that are a part of Lowrider living.” – Trevor Traynor
About Peek Gallery
Like-minded connoisseurs gather at The Summit to enjoy Peek Gallery, an art space featuring everyday objects from the applied arts of industrial, graphic, and textile design. “In a culture constantly transformed by technology, we recognize that there is still a hand behind the button, a human behind the machine. We are a community of geeks that value the design of the everyday object and we seek the thought behind the detail. At Peek Gallery, the collector is the curator and craft is the art.”
About THE SUMMIT SF
The Summit presents an artisan approach to modern café culture: featuring Blue Bottle Coffee and artisan tea; offering craft beers and local wines; and serving conceptually creative cuisine, democratically priced. As a gathering place for like-minds, The Summit also functions as an art space called Peek Gallery, celebrating the connoisseur as curator and craft as art.
Inspired by Ray Oldenburg’s “Third Space” concept which states that society needs a place away from home (First Space) and work (Second Space). Third Spaces are “Anchors of Community Life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.” Societies across the world have third spaces that manifest themselves as coffee houses, pubs, plazas, etc. The Summit is the ultimate Third Space.
For more information, please contact Gallery Director, Marky Enriquez email@example.com or 415.861.5340. web: thesummit-sf.com