Usually deemed a minor crime, this transitory art form is the subject of an exhibit by Angst Gallery owner Leah Jackson.
Jackson, a world traveler, encourages us to take another look at graffiti and captured her visual thesis in a photographic journey. She shares pctures from the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, France, and the Pacific Northwest at Washington State University. The photographs are not framed, but rather displayed on distressed surfaces such as rusted steel or weathered wood.
Much of the graffiti she captured is no longer visible. It's gone, covered up with paint so as not to bother the general public.
Because of Jackson's keen eye, imaginative and beautiful graffiti can still be shared and enjoyed.
Washington State University Vancouver
In the Library
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686.
WhenNow through November 21
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 5pm
The library will be CLOSED on: September 5-6 for Labor Day and November 11 for Veteran’s Day
For more information about the graffiti exhibit or any other exhibit at Washington State University Vancouver, contact Erin Dengerink Madarang at email@example.com or 360-546-9551.
Read more about Leah Jackson on these posts:
Leah Jackson on Active Qu3st
SW Washington Zest: 10 minute conversation with Leah Jackson
SW Washington Center for the Arts; Doc published Summer 2009
Art is in the eye of the beholder: Student interns at Angst Gallery
Bike Love event June 2009: Bike Portland.org photo gallery
Leah Jackson: Director Angst Gallery