California based artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta immediately found connections in the roots of their multimedia practices, respectively and started to recognize a dialogue between one another’s work. Cruder and LaPenta continue to use their individual art practices and unique identities as artists to explore new ideas and alternative aesthetic territories in a collaborative effort that is equally accessible as it is challenging. They are deeply moved by the current state of humanity and its impact on the planet. Through their current collaborative projects, they aim to cast a spotlight that is enlightening while also unassuming on the environmental, technological, political and social realities of today.
Miami Beach, FL 2018 :: with Pulse Projects
Santa Monica City Hall, CA 2018 :: with C.O.A.S.T
Govenors Island, NY 2018: with Figment NYC
New Port Beach, CA 2016 :: with Surf Rider Foundation