Graffiti artists are known for keeping low profiles and staying out of the public eye, but next Thursday night the Center For the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime exception. Clear your schedule at 6:00 p.m. and head to the Carmichael Auditorium at 85 Waterman (just next to Faunce) to hear some of the most renowned Los Angeles graffiti artists talk about their art, and the relationship between graffiti and the city. Panelists include:
Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala, Cache is known for his iconic chickens that color walls throughout Los Angeles and speak to the greater human experience. His work has been featured in exhibits throughout the country and focuses on reviving neglected urban areas and questioning consumerism.
Eyeone’s work tends to represent isolation, alienation, survival and the spectrum of human responses to the chaos of the modern urban environment. His work is also a staple of the L.A. graffiti community and has been showcased around the country.
Mear One is best known for leading the Melrose graffiti art movement in the late 1980s and is easily one of the most famous muralists in L.A. His work references philosophy, mythology and modern politics, commenting on the intersections between the three.
The panel with be led by professor Stefano Bloch and will be immediately followed by a live painting session (!), and a reception. The event is free and certainly not to be missed