Ned Evans and Jim Evans, two surfing southern California artists known by their monikers “Bones” and “Taz,” came together to collaborate on a series of fine art posters celebrating a fantasyland vision of surfing that never happened. These works are created in an alternate universe, one where pop culture signs and signifiers form a new mythology. This collection of posters posits a fresh semiological model that places surfing images on an equal footing with comics, rock posters, films, advertising, and James Bond. After many go-outs together, Ned and Jim’s ideas developed, the monsters devoured the surf images, and soon, like the spreading Fukushima radiation that is rewiring surfers’ genetic structure, the NO SHOWS came to life.
Artist Ned Evans has exhibited in galleries worldwide, is in numerous private collections, and when he’s not traveling to exotic locations to surf, he takes photographs or locks himself away in his studio and continues to reinvent the visual spectrum with canvas, brush, foam, and resin. He is currently represented by Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica and is working on an exhibition of new abstract paintings.
Artist and designer Jim Evans learned his trade in the San Francisco underground scene. He has illustrated comics, rock and film posters, album covers, as well as advertising and magazine illustrations. Jim is founder of the T.A.Z. collaboration, which is responsible for hundreds of gig posters, album covers, and rock ephemera. As one of the foremost award-winning media artists, his work has been exhibited and disseminated worldwide.