Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Subculture show blends vintage motorcycles, alternative art


By Stacy Parker
The Virginian-Pilot

Brandon Costa rode his restored vintage motorcycle to work, then another one, then another one.

When all was said and done, he had ridden 10 motorcycles from his Shadowlawn home to Nivel Moto & Art Gallery, which he owns, and they all stayed there. They're parked on the showroom floor, on display and for sale.

"It was an easy move-in," he said.

Nivel Moto & Art Gallery will showcase its blending of restored vintage motorcycles and alternative art with an exhibit, "VB Subculture Art Show," from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. It will feature local artists' work on skateboard decks, surfboards and more. The work will remain on display and for sale through Oct. 23.

Costa, who also owns Costa Designs, a graphic design/marketing company, is passionate about surfing and vintage motorcycles. He opened the gallery at 301 25th St. in May with his bike collection and art, and procured helmets, T-shirts and more.

"I was looking to support the local art scene," he said. "I've got the means and space to display it."

On a recent morning, John Crane of Chesapeake entered the gallery with his family because he saw the motorcycles through the large glass storefront windows that face Pacific Avenue... Read more


1 comment:

  1. Vintage motorcycles' riding is just amazing and fearless experience for brave guys. I also love love biking and I also like Vintage motorcycles. There is a club of vintage motorcycles' fans in the UK which have over than 16,000 members. The main aim of that club is encourage & maintain all brands of motorcycles over than 25 years old. The name of that club is "Vintage Motor Cycle Club", We can call "VMCC". Isn't it suit's to it's activity?