Indoek Gallery

Exhibit 007
County Lines

Matt Titone

“County Lines” is a collection of influential, counter-culture artworks, imagery and relics from the stretch of coastline that connects Venice to Malibu, Oxnard, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. This exhibit is curated by Matt Wessen and is supported by our friends at Outerknown.

Works by Jimmy Metyko, Dan Malloy, Scott Soens Scott Soens

“Where does meaning come from? What sources feed the well of an artists mind? How, in turn, is the artist’s toil sustained? The answers are ineffable and yet we can still know them. In the context of this exhibit, going back to when the Beatniks first howled in bars and cafes and a coterie of surfers were howling in the sea, living the metaphor, seeking to embody the excruciating freedom of riding a wave, offers a jumping off place. Like the flap of a wing, a ripple set sail and the thing was born. It churned and burned inside those amphibious beings, its ebb and flow like a wave’s incarnations, sacrificing anything for the weightless glide. In bricks of sweat and penniless passion, instruments were crafted to till the source and nothing more—wood, saws, sandpaper and paraffin. Then like a wind chime to a breeze, like a fish crawling out of the sea, its inertia spilled across pavement. Caressed the metropolis. Contours of concrete. Another sphere to ride. And the walls began to crumble. The pioneers, our Rushmore, and their disciples exposed, jumping off one canvas to etch another. While keen observers absorbed—a blue blade of water in a sculptor’s hands, sand forged into glass, refracted light in a photographer’s eye—the mystery recorded. Indelible. Spilling further and farther where a painters touch might shed fresh light, carving an arc where you never thought to. A new perspective peeled back. Its echo feeding the source and the source howling in response. Generations conceived. Cradled and dyed by that enigmatic terrain, drift, zephyr that can never be explained. You don’t always see it but you always feel it there in the work. Humming like a fever dream never shaken from its moment of inception. Pow. And here we are.”

– Norman Ollestad

Photos by Anthony Friedkin
Art by Cliff Collinge Scott Soens
Sketchbooks by Russell Crotty Scott Soens
Works by Fred Hammer and Albert Falzon
Matt Titone
Art by Vince Felix Scott Soens
Scott Soens
Photography by Anthony Friedkin Scott Soens
Patrons of the arts Scott Soens

Come visit the gallery while this exhibit is on view through March 3rd, 2024 — it is not to be missed!

432 N. Ventura Ave.
Studio 30
Ventura, CA 93001

Thursday — Sunday
12–5pm PST
(or by appointment otherwise)

For more information on all the art featured in this group show, please download the price sheet here:


Limited edition organic cotton tees and silkscreened posters are also available to commemorate the show.

This exhibit was generously supported by our friends at Outerknown.

Matt Titone

A goofy-footed graphic designer who hails from the first state, Delaware. After attending Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL then graduating from SCAD in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, Matt moved to NYC and found work as a freelance designer and art director. In 2006 he moved west to Venice, CA where he co-founded ITAL/C Studio and now resides a bit further north in Oxnard.

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