A visual feast

I was in Los Angeles last week visiting my sisters and the talented and fun Angie Jones.  The main reason we made the trip to LA from San Diego was because I wanted to see the Art in the Streets show at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary.  I love graffiti (though this show was so much more than just graffiti).  Probably have my friend Tommy G to thank for that since for years he’s been sharing the images he collects while riding his bike around Atlanta photographing the constantly shifting graffiti landscape, and collecting spent bullet casings to add to his growing stockpile.  (Don’t ask.  He’s a quirky dude, which is naturally one of the things I adore most about him.)

So I had to get up to LA to see this show – keepin’ it real representin’ the mean streets of Buckhead, motherf**kers!  We went on a Monday and pleasantly discovered that Mondays are gratis courtesy of Bansky, who said “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.”   Werd.

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About Chris DeVinney

Me in a nutshell: mom, writer, former lobbyist, wife, volunteer, lover of music and art, massive fan of traveling, and something of a smart ass. A typical INTJ, I quietly observe anyone and anything that comes into my orbit, squirreling away material for future essays. These days I spend my time writing about whatever interests me (both professionally and personally) and trying to strike the balance between taking care of kids/family/house/pets and me. Occasionally I nail it, hang on to it briefly, and then scramble back toward the center when the tipping starts again. I know, it’s a common story.
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2 Responses to A visual feast

  1. love the photo slideshow! such great colors. and we all knew you would be taking buckhead to the real streets and representin’…cause you gots such skillZ and all. when you get back, we will tackle getting your new ride looking smooth like the ones you photographed. seriously, keep writing!!!!! am missing the chris-fix. 🙂

  2. Jeannified says:

    Great collection of pictures, Chris. I am glad we got to go check it out!

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