Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cultural Heritage: Graffiti!

From the Arroyo Arts Collective:

Understanding the Phenomenon of Modern Graffiti: A presentation by Steve Grody, followed by Q&A         

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Ebell Club • 131 S. Ave. 57 •  Los Angeles  90042
Free for members of Arroyo Arts Collective and Ebell Club, or suggested donation $5 at the door
(public parking lots available nearby; please note that meters run until 9 pm).

Sponsored by Arroyo Arts Collective and Future Studio Gallery • Thank you Ebell Club

Since 1990, Steve Grody has been searching the alleys, washes, and abandoned lots of Los Angeles in search of this vernacular art. Over the years, he has cultivated the trust of L.A. ’s most prolific, skilled, and infamous graffiti writers, allowing him access to obscure locations. His obsessive drive to document this distinctive youth underground has resulted in an archive of over 15,000 images. From this he has chosen the best work to illustrate the range of styles and approaches of this urban phenomenon in his book, Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art. He has interviewed top artists to clarify their motivations and thoughts on creativity, as well as the troublesome aspects of its illegality. Limited copies of Steve’s amazing book will be available after the talk, which he will be happy to sign ($35, checks or cash).  

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