(MoLAA) second exhibit at The Collaborative, investigates the
rapidly pervasive influence “street art” now has on today’s visual
On view through July 24, the exhibit features two giant-sized multi-media installations by the Tijuana-based artist known as Acamonchi and the Los Angeles-based artist known as Perl, a member of FDS (From the Streets), the female graffiti artist collective.
The installations represent a growing trend in street art’s ability to disseminate information through multiple visual systems such as graffiti, stencils and stickers. Whether small or large scale, these methods employed by street artists provide anonymity while establishing iconic branding, reinforcing their messages to the masses.
The exhibit was co-curated by MoLAA’s Idurre Alonso and Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz, founders of Slanguage.
According to MoLAA, “The invited artists share a similar concern for utilizing artistic tactics of research-based projects, documentation and investigation. The exhibition challenges the traditional approach to street art/graffiti as a practice that is meant to be singled out from its place and context, exclusive to an insider audience and contradicts the perception of urban art as a male-dominated art form that rarely addresses gender issues in its content.”.....