The front of the PMCA featuring a recently completed mural by RETNA
‘Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas’
On view May 15th, 2011 – September 4th, 2011
Opening Reception: Sat, May 14th 7-10PM ($5 admission / free to museum members)
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. ‘Street Cred’ 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, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, 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
Featured above is the recently completed 46-foot tall mural by acclaimed artist RETNA on the front façade of the museum.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street in Pasadena