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!
Panhead chopper by Tony Provenzano (featured in issue No. 001)
"Dream On" by Kurt Diserio
"Pursuit of the Great Unknown" by Kurt Diserio
Motorcycle Photography by Alexa Diserio
photo by Miranda Tharp
Drift Photography by Daxton Scholl of Drift Pizza Media
photo by RJ Kresock
Drift car by Nick Perricellia
"High Desert" by Kurt Diserio
"The Other Side" by Kurt Diserio
Drift photography by Daxton Scholl (photo by Miranda Tharp)
Clientele owner William Wallace
"Ride the Wave" by Kurt Diserio
COLD START ART SHOW
CLIENTELE ART STUDIO
43 15th STREET
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA
Words by KURT DISERIO
Photos by ALEXA DISERIO, MIRANDA THARP, & RJ KRESOCK