Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas May 15, 2011 - September 4, 2011
Street Cred joins the work created by Los Angeles graffiti artists for a fine art context with their graffiti art made in the streets. Internationally renowned as one of the most fertile grounds for graffiti art, the City of Angels has its own idiosyncratic graffiti styles created from the innovative New York "wildstyle" that heralded the birth of graffiti as it is seen today, filtered through local influences such as gang writing styles that greatly predate the modern movement.
The exhibition will include photographs from the crucial years of the graffiti scene, providing key insights into the visual "language" of graffiti, its development in Los Angeles, and the ways in which the street work informs the canvas work in the exhibition.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, Angst, Chaz Bojórquez, Codak, Craola, Dash, Ekundayo, Ewok, Eye, Gajin Fujita, Haste, Alex Kizu, Kofie, Man One, Mear, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Nicnak, Push, Risk, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, Retna, Revok, Saber, Jesse Simon, Siner, Skept, and Zes.
This exhibition is curated by PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin and graffiti historian Steve Grody.
Pasadena Museum of California Art 490 East Union Street Pasadena, CA 91101 626-568-3665