Writers from Austin, Kingsville, and Corpus Christi will join Chaz, contributing their graffiti pieces in a unique live performance project that has never been attempted in the South Texas Art scene.
- Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom
- Loring Baker
- David “Dose2” Flores
- Erin “EMA” Mahoney
- Christian “777” Siete
- Gerald Lopez
- Luis Omar “Ever” Rodriguez
- “Rooster Collective” (Lisa Harrison Ramirez, Kenny Harrison, Tony Yarbray)
- Michelle Smythe
Texas A & M University-Kingsville:
- Thermon Biggers
- Ismael Flores
- Students from International Student Services
Other writers, many from K-Space, an alternative art gallery in Corpus Christi, will also perform their individual “styles” in the gallery space. Students from the University’s Art Department and International Student Services Department will contribute their writing as well.
Graffiti or graff art is a world wide expression historically found in ancient caves, Roman buildings, and modern subways. The Berlin Wall was heavily covered with personal and social messages in graffiti done by German artists and world visitors. A permanent fixture in street art, graff today reflects fresh popular culture, edgy music, hot fashion, and anime, as well as artistic concerns and political statements. This exhibition at TAMUK will present individual and group expressions representing numerous graffiti techniques and themes to demonstrate that graffiti is a contemporary American art.Additionally, to better advance the aesthetic and educate gallery viewers regarding graffiti art, Chaz will offer three lectures in the Art Department describing his life and body of work. To promote vanguard art, Chaz presents his writing contextualized within a performance expression.Artist Lecture
Monday, Mar. 22 • 11am and 1pm
Chaz will start the week with a slide lecture of his work.
Monday - Thursday, Mar. 22 - 25, 2010
Chaz and the group of artists will paint in the gallery space, you are invited to come by during gallery hours.
Artist Reception/Gallery Talk
Thursday, Mar. 25 • 6pm
Chaz will lecture at 6:00 pm, followed by a public reception at the Ben Bailey Art Gallery
March 23 - April 16, 2010
The completed graff works will be on exhibit through April 16, 2010 and will be open to the public.
Ben Bailey Art Gallery
916 W. Santa Gertrudis & Armstrong
For more information call (361) 593-2619