A WILD NIGHT OF MOTORSPORTS ART
There’s some pretty cool shit happening in neighboring city, Wheeling, West Virginia. Along with a handful of great spots to eat, there’s a growing creative community. Earlier this year, Alexa and I were part of a motorsports art show called Cold Start. The event took place at Clientele Art Studio on January 19 and featured work from Pittsburgh Moto, photography from Drift Pizza Media, a chopper built by Tony Provenzano, and a drift car by Nick Perricellia.
Clientele is owned and operated by William Wallace, who has been busy organizing a steady flow of untraditional art shows that everyone can comfortably enjoy. These aren’t the pretentious exhibits your snobby college friends would try to drag you to—they’re more like a super fun party. For instance, the show ended around 1am with Nick doing a long burnout in his drift car.
Daxton Scholl of Drift Pizza Media, who documents Pittsburgh car drifting events, displayed some of his best work throughout the gallery. Alexa Diserio showed a display of her most interesting motorcycle photography, while I did a series of chopper-related illustrations with a psychedelic twist. The crowd was amazing, arriving early and staying long after midnight.
Special thanks to our friend, Will Wallace, for putting together such a gnarly night in Wheeling and bringing together two subcultures from the Pittsburgh area. Follow along with Clientele for upcoming art events. We definitely hope to do something again soon!