Family Resemblance:
The Evolution Of Chicago Style Graffiti
Family Resemblance:
The Evolution Of Chicago Style Graffiti

The Catacombs

March 4, 2022 to May 7, 2022

FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: THE EVOLUTION OF CHICAGO STYLE GRAFFITI is a group exhibition that explores the history of the Chicago graffiti style, brought to you by the writers who defined the movement. This extensive survey will take viewers through the evolution of Chicago graffiti, pay homage to its pioneers and illustrate how their innovations have had a global impact. Chicago’s golden age of graffiti started with a small group of writers; artists who have stayed true to their roots and are still working in the style today. The tradition that these artists developed is still practiced by a variety of writers in Chicago and other places throughout the USA. The exhibition will offer a special look at the influence of TRIXTER, follow the evolution of his style and present sketches that date back to the early-1980s. The remainder of the space will show the works of the earliest pioneers and biggest influences: PENGO, SLANG, ORKO, DRASTIC, B-BOY B, EAST, WARP, FESS and TAKE2. The exhibition will include photos, drawings, artifacts and canvases. FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: THE EVOLUTION OF CHICAGO STYLE GRAFFITI is brought to you by S.H.E. Gallery, in partnership with Epiphany, and is curated by Dulce M. Diaz, Michael Pawletki, Tyrone Whiteside and B-Boy B.

Attend our second panel discussion, A Conversation with Chicago’s Iconic Graffiti Writers, on February 20 at 6 p.m. Pioneers B-Boy B, Drastic, Pengo, Take2 and Warp will focus on Chicago Style, it’s influence, and how it differs from styles found in other cities, states and cultures around the globe. They will also explore historical breakthroughs and important milestones for Chicago Graffiti History. Register below for this free event, as well as the opening reception on March 4 at 6 p.m.

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