Moderator: Rachel Daichendt
Artists: Sand One, ShadowMonsterBear, Jennifer Korsen, and Cindy Love
"A huge battle is the role of gender in street art—for both women and men. There exists a machismo and bravado, noted by author Tracey Bowen that surrounds this culture and is apparent in the imagery. Artists mention the danger, physicality, and thrills that are part of street art that may be draws for males and potential pitfalls for females. This does not mean there is a shortage of female talent, just fewer female street artists compared to the number of males. In the graffiti and street art world, there are also many examples of stylized, often overtly sexual, female forms. The unequal power relationship of the male gaze is a reality in this context and a disappointing indicator of an unawareness of art history. The following discussion hosted by Rachel Daichendt with noted artists Sand One, Shadow Monster Bear, Jennifer Korsen, and Cindy Love will discuss these issues and their individual roles as artists working in Los Angeles."