Meet Los Angeles-based artist Freehand Profit at CAM’s weekly Director’s Tour on January 23 and learn more about his work featured in Above the Rim presented by PNC.
With a passion for Hip-Hop, graffiti, sneakers and art, Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit works and lives in Los Angeles. In 2005, he graduated from the Corcoran School of Art & Design with a BFA. In 2010, while searching for alternative materials, Lockwood began deconstructing sneakers to create gas masks. The shoes he uses are often the same coveted shoes worn on the courts by basketball players and are repurposed, calling attention to the arbitrary nature of their luxury status and giving them new worth.
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Freehand Profit, No. 70: Toro IV Gas Mask, 2014, 2 pairs of Air Jordan 4s “Toro”.
Freehand Profit, Ewing 33 Armor and Gas Mask, 2018, Ewing 33 HI basketball sneakers and other found objects. Loan courtesy of 8 and 9 and Freehand Profit, Image courtesy of the artist.