street cred

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.

Artists featured in the exhibition include 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, and ZES.

This exhibition is curated by PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin and graffiti historian Steve Grody.

Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Additional support has been provided by 33third / Mid-City Arts and Brandy and Ed Sweeney.

Above Image Credits:
SKEPT, Shi Shi, acrylic, graphite and marker, 40 x 30 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Alex Kizu, Resurgence, ink on paper, 24 x 18 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Rojelio Cabral, Comfortably Numb A, 2008, acrylic and aerosol on paper, 6.5 x 11.5 ft. Courtesy of the artist.

View the Street Cred exhibition brochure online now!

33third mural

In association with the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Steve Grody and Mid-City Arts present a Street Cred Outdoor Mural Installation at 33third Los Angeles with artists Craola, El Mac, Kofie, Risk, Ewok, Eye One, Atlas, Siner and more. 

Sponsored By MTN Cans and Montana Cans.
The Mural Installation will be on view from May 15 - September 4,   12:00 – 7:00 pm