Update: Pictures from the opening night
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2011 7-10PM
Street Cred: Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 (directions)
Co-curated by Steve Grody, author of Graffiti LA, and PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin. (Read our interview with Steve Grody from 2009)
Artists featured in the Street Cred exhibit:
Michael Alvarez, Angst, Axis, Chaz Bojórquez, Codak, Craola, Dash 2000, Ekundayo, Eyeone, Haste, Paul Skept Kanemitsu, Alex Kizu, Kofie, Man One, Mear One, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Erick Montenegro, Nicnak, Push, Risk, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, Retna, Revok, Saber, Shandu, Jesse Simon, Siner, Tempt, And Zes.
More information on the Pasadena Museum of California Art wbsite.
Internationally renowned as one of the most fertile grounds for graffiti art, the City of Angels has its own idiosyncratic graffiti styles created from filtering the innovative New York "wildstyle" through local influences such as gang writing styles.
The Los Angeles artists featured in Street Cred currently represent a broad range of genres through their fine art production, from letter-based formalism to Surrealism. Co-curated by Steve Grody and PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin, this exhibition will also include Grody’s photographs from the crucial years of the graffiti scene, providing key insights into the visual "language" of graffiti, its development in Los Angeles, the ways in which the street work informs the canvas work, and how the two worlds interact.