FIELD NOTES: This cartoon-like curvy female form with curvier eye-lashes seen on the side of this arts district organic hydroponic supercenter reads like an ad, except for those who know Sand-One, the street artist from East Los Angeles who developed her form of street animation-feminism to infiltrate a male-dominated graffiti scene. To clarify though, it’s not graffiti, said the artist in a previous interview. It’s chick urban street art. With the release of “Big Eyes” there may be temptation to connect with the children’s portraits of Margaret Keane. Rather, the young twenty-something Sand One characters are not an army of passive innocence, or a caricature of girl power. It about how showing paint can portray street smarts through figures and faces. And it reflects the artist’s own vibrant, and very present personality.
"Temple of the Artifacts" 2018
Screen printed cardboard. Sculpture representing Bunko wall of boxes for future relics.
MFA Midway Exhibition
March 23. 6pm
Donna Beam Gallery