New art at Twisted Oz Gallery
Another amazing wall mural has been added to the Twisted Too Moto Art Gallery, adjacent to Augusta’s Twisted Oz Motorcycle Museum.
The latest creation is by Josh Ogden, local resident, businessman, and musician. Ogden has combined art and technology to communicate the essence of the 1960s culture, and making it relevant to the museum.
Ogden has worked closely with Kerry Unrein, experienced local graphic designer and business owner, to produce a colorful and appealing mural. Unrein facilitated the process of putting Ogden’s art on vinyl, which was adhered to a wall in the museum.
“When I first learned of the mural projects here, I immediately thought of Josh - he’s a great artist - and I asked that a spot be saved for him,” Unrein advised.
Ogden explained that his vision for the piece came from his father who grew up in the 60s and appreciated the movie “Easy Rider,” which invoked both affirmative and critical visions of 1960s America. The film is now an essential part of the 60s iconography.
“And growing up, I loved Evel Knievel,” the artist stated, referring to an image of the American motorcycle daredevil that’s also incorporated in his mural.
Another strong influence for Ogden is the work of David ‘Dave’ Mann, the late famous graphic artist whose almost- surrealistic paintings celebrated biker culture, and choppers. Ogden likes the fact that Mann was a native of Kansas City.
“It just all came together. The inspiration and the ideas. I enjoyed doing it,” Ogden added, “If my art brings free publicity for the museum, that’s great. The museum is a great place and Augusta is lucky to have it.”
Museum creator and owner Kelly Modlin thinks that Ogden’s mural adds a “wow factor” for visitors entering the gallery.
“Josh did a wonderful job! We’re proud that he shared his art with us,” Modlin said.
Ogden’s art joins other original art on display in the gallery. There’s something new added regularly. Stop by and check out the art, vintage motorcycles, cars, trucks, and toys with wheels. The museum also features a gift shop with unique items and T-shirts.
The Twisted Oz Motorcycle Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.