XLARGE presents the 4th artist in their Upstairs Gallery series, Tyler Gibney. They have produced a limited edition tee shirt that will only be available at the XLARGE stores. The gallery opening will be Oct. 18th 7pm and will run through Dec 1st.
Tyler “Ty G” Gibney was born in Calgary, Canada. In high school he formed the band “High Rollers” with childhood friends including artist Geoff Mcfetridge. After brief success, the band broke up in 1994 and Tyler moved to Montreal and attended Concordia University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, Major in Design. He then started working freelance with his own “high rollers/headache” company and working with the Voice of Montreal which would soon become Vice Magazine. After leaving Vice magazine he founded Heavyweight Production House in 1998 with Gene ‘Starship’ Pendon and Dan ‘DSTRBO’ Buller. As part of the Heavyweight Art Installation he toured worldwide and held exhibitions at galleries such as the Parco gallery in Tokyo, 2001, and at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA) in Toronto and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in 2002. Tyler relocated to Los Angeles to open Heavyweight Production House, Inc, which includes music and fine arts projects, a clothing line, and graphic design services for commercial clients such as adidas, Gravis and MGM. After he executive produced the compilation “HVW8 Presents: Music Is My Art” for Ubiquity records in 2005, he co-founded the HVW8 GALLERY in 2006, which is a studio and exhibition space for HVW8 and friends. The gallery’s current mandate is supporting avant garde graphic design artists, such as the works of Dutch designer/illustrator Parra (April 7-May 5, 2007) and American designer Brent Rollins (Aug 31- Sept 24, 2007). Tyler lives in West Hollywood with his girlfriend and cat, lil T.
Well, and here you see now the t-shirt that will be available tomorrow night at the XLarge store – a collaboration of HVW8 and Xlarge.