Friday, August 26, 2011
Saturday, August 27 2011 7:00 - 11:00pm
LoveGalo and KGB Gallery is proud to present ROCKIN' 2011 – 20 years later - An Art Exhibition and Tribute
1640 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (directions)
Anger (CBS), Baba (KSN/MSK), Bash (SH/MAK), BenBaller (OG Taze), Besk (UCA/LOD), Cale (K2S), Chubbs, Cre8 (WCA, RTN), David "Some" Arquette, Sergio "Doc43" Rueda (STN), EarnOne (UCA), Eriberto Oriol (Forbidden Art L.A.) -Fear (UTI), OG Graff - Hex (LOD), Just195 (NASA) – Augustine Kofie, MearOne (WCA), Mosh (LOD/OTR), Mr RTD1, Ofelia Esparza & ZANlovesEastLA, Pyro (WCA), Pryer (SKA), Relic (K2STN), Risky (MSK/WCA), Shandu (LABS), Size (OTR), Skan (KGB), Skept (K2STN), Spurn (PDB), Steve Grody (Graffiti L.A.), Tempt (STN), Trina Calderon, Unit (LOD/CBS), Volt (LOD/OTR), Vyal LOD/COI), Wisk (RTDK/WCA), (YemOne (AM7), Zuco (K4P)
ROCKIN' 2011 – 20 years later is a large-scale group exhibition curated by none other than Los Angeles and Mexico's Pioneering graffiti artist, Galo "Make" Canote, also known as LoveGalo and by associated curator and legendary graffiti artist, Oscar "BeskUno" Rivera.
It features over 30 internationally acclaimed artists: local and underground, legendary graffiti artists and well respected photographers.
The ROCKIN' 91 piece was a memorable graffiti piece executed by legendary graffiti artists, Besk and Make, at the Historic Belmont Tunnel. The piece paid homage to all the pioneers of the graffiti art movement, honored those that paved the way and mindfully respected those that have also passed away. In 2001, Besk and Make teamed up once again at the Belmont Tunnel to execute their ROCKIN' 01 piece which possessed the same theme and concept, and celebrated 10 years of continual and significant contribution to the movement.
2011 marks their 20th year anniversary and ROCKIN' 2011 will be an art exhibit that continues the same tradition as the first piece. It will also have a special emphasis on the vacant location that served as a public street art gallery space where local graffiti artists, from throughout the U.S. and the world would gather and express themselves artistically - The Historic Belmont Tunnel.
ROCKIN' 2011 will showcase art by legendary, pioneering and well-respected graffiti artists. In addition, photographers who have documented the graffiti art, lifestyle and history of the Belmont Tunnel will share the spotlight. A video and audio ephemera by Mr RTD1, will also be provided for further historical context and information surrounding the Belmont Tunnel and its monumental contribution to the graffiti movement.
There will be an altar installation depicting the graffiti artist's lifestyle by Ofelia Esparza & ZANlovesEastLA. Ofelia Esparza & ZANlovesEastLA are an esteemed team of artists highly noted for their stunningly beautiful and elaborate Dia de los Muertos and traditional altars.
The opening reception on Saturday – August 27th, 2011 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm will be filled with amazing art, live graffiti art and installation by Besk and Make, and a musical performance by Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples) and special guests.
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