STREET ART STORIES
Presented by Brooklyn Street Art
A Presentation and Panel Discussion About New Stories Told on the Street Today
In Street Arts’ latest chapter, the storytellers are hitting up walls with all manner of influences and methods. More than ever before, formally trained and self taught fine artists are skipping the gallery route and taking their work directly to the public, creating cultural mash-ups and highly personal stories of their own, altering the character of this scene once again. Eclectic, individual, and as D.I.Y. as you can imagine, these Street Artists may have knowledge of who came before them or not, but they are determined to be a part of one art scene that is perceived as authentic, relevant, and alive.
Join Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, authors and founders of Brooklyn Street Art and contributing Street Art writers for The Huffington Post ARTS, as they show and compare examples of work from New York’s streets today. Then join a lively discussion with knowledgeable panelists about precursors to this storytelling practice and how it may be evolving what we have been calling “Street Art” for the last decade.
Hosted by The Huffington Post ARTS and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) at MOCA Grand Avenue Ahmanson Auditorium, our panelists are:
• Kimberly Brooks, Fine Artist and Founding Arts Editor of the Huffington Post
• Shepard Fairey, Fine Artist, Street Artist, and Graphic Designer
• Marsea Goldberg, Director of New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood, CA
• Ken Harman, Managing Online Editor at Hi-Fructose Magazine and Owner and Curator at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA
• Ethel Seno, Editor of “Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art” and Curatorial Coordinator for the MOCA exhibition “Art in the Streets” at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Presenters and moderators, Steven P. Harrington, Editor in Chief, and Jaime Rojo, Editor of Photography at BrooklynStreetArt.com
Date / Time / Location:
Sat, August 13th 3PM
MOCA Grand Avenue / Ahmanson Auditorium
250 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles
Admission is free and seating is very limited so please RSVP your request to MOCApanel@BrooklynStreetArt.com today. You will receive a confirmation via email by August 4th if your request can be honored.
This special panel discussion is being presented as part of ‘Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories’, a show curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of BrooklynStreetArt.com. The show is being presented in collaboration with Thinkspace and taking place at the C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice from August 12th – September 4th.
Immediately following the panel discussion, please make sure you get over to Culver City for the opening of ‘The Best Of Times’ from DABS MYLA taking place from 5-9PM at Thinkspace. We’re going to be rocking LA the weekend of August 12th and 13th!!!