Art Show and Benefit October 7th, 2010 - October 29th, 2010 @ de Castellane Gallery 525 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, New York Opening October 7th, 2010, 6-9pm New York, NY-(September 2, 2010)Core Formula and Element are proud to present Miya Ando's Shinobu [perserverance] - Art Show and Benefit at de Castellane Gallery. Shinobu [perserverance] will be presented from October 7th - 29th, 2010. Opening October 7th, 2010, 6-9pm. Free to public. The de Castellane Gallery is located at 525 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Core Formula has curated Miya Ando's first large-scale works entitled Shinobu [perserverance] to open October 7 at de Castellane Gallery. Her show will be comprised of large scale steel wall works and her series of special edition hot-rolled steel skateboards created for Element. The steel skateboards are an exact size/thickness replica of a traditional wood skateboard, hand finished with fire, acid, patina and automotive lacquer. Ando will also be showing a hot-rolled steel 36" x 48" x 72" skateboard ramp/sculpture collaborative piece (created by Shelter Serra) which will be etched by muriatic acid-coated skateboard wheels ridden on the ramp. Finally, she will be creating and showing monotypes created as an interactive performance piece on the skate ramp. She invites skateboarders to participate in this interactive piece by riding on a paper-covered skateboard ramp with their skateboard wheels coated in graphite.  The skateboarders will help her to create individual, unique monotype prints on paper which will be signed by the artist and  available for purchase. Shinobu [meditation 1], the first of her hot-rolled steel skateboard series will be sold during the opening with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Elemental Awareness, a nonprofit program which educates and inspires young people to develop self-esteem, social and environmental awareness and the tools to lead successful lives.