The untimely recent passing of Justin Van Hoy has had an huge impact on the artistic community he was associated with. The Los Angeles based gallerist, artist and designer sadly lost his long battle with cancer in November shortly after his book Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California was published. Close friends Alex Lukas and Bill McRight have organised a tribute to Justin in the form of Walking with The Dutch Giant – A Benefit for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Honoring Justin Van Hoy at Philadelphia’s Space 1026.
Friends of Justin have contributed work to the exhibition, of which proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contributors include Aaron Farley, Adam Wallacavage, Amanda D’Amico, Andres Guerrero, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Ben Venom, Ben Visser, Ben Woodward, Blake E. Marquis, Brent Owens, Caleb Neelon, Chris Bettig, Christopher Kline, Claire & Jeremy Weiss – Claire Weiss / Day19, Clint Woodside, Derrick McNew, Hershel Baltrotsky, James Ulmer, Jennifer Gilomen, Jeremy Shockley, Jim Houser, Joel Speasmaker, Joey Hays, John Hill, Jon Bocksel, Julia Koral, Justin Krietemeyer, Kevin Byrd, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kevin Morrisey, Leah Mackin, Matt Leines, Mike Perry, Miriam Singer, Phuong Pham, Revok, Rich McIsaac, Richard Colman, Roger Gastman, Sage Vaughn, Sarah Christoph, Steven Harrington, Thom Lessner, UPSO, Will Hays and many more.
Sales of the donated work will be conducted through a silent auction – with bidding opportunities in person and online. Full details are available here, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition opens on Friday, February 1st, and runs until February 23rd and is worthy of your support.
Take a look at some preview images below.