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Don’t Waste Your Youth This Friday, 7/15

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Hey, guys– in case you didn’t know, sometimes you gotta hustle in NYC.  I mean, this is the place where dreams come true.  It’s like Disneyland for adults—just as expensive and magical, except its also dirty and sometimes dangerous and smells like hobo pee.  Not to mention the weather here just can’t compare to sunny LA.  Anyway, I digress.  The point is, I have major R-E-S-P-E-C-T for anyone who comes to New York to “make it.”  It’s a rough life here!  Which is why you should stop by Matt Dobbs’s first NYC solo art show, Youth Waste, this Friday, 7/15, at Youth Group Gallery in Brooklyn.  With an already-established art reputation in his native Los Angeles, Youth Waste marks Dobbs’s introduction into the New York arts scene.

Not only is Dobbs a stellar photographer who truly manages to capture the seedy underbelly of urban living, he’s a fellow broke-ass, too!  Skating and snapping pics by day, bustin’ ass as a bar back by night, and getting’ art shows like it ain’t no thang in between, he’s what you would call a “self-made man.” Patrolling the streets of New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco on his trusty skateboard, Dobbs not only photographed street culture, but broke a few bones and made a ton of new homies along the way (I swear, this guy’s a serious “connector” and knows everyone, but not in an obnoxious, name-drop-y way.  Way to hustle NYC-style!).   If anything, you should go to the show just to have a conversation with Dobbs because he is a total badass with great bone structure.  Oh, and it will be a good party, too.

All of the info for the show can be found HERE.  Stop by, look at some awesome photos, meet some sk8rs, and listen to live DJ sets.  Don’t waste your youth!

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Youth Waste, at Youth Group Gallery

Friday, July 15th, 6pm-late

407 Johnson Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11206 [Bushwick]

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