What: LAB ART
Where: 217 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.
When: Wed.-Fri., 11-7; Sat., 11-8; Sun., 11-6
Details: LAB ART, the largest gallery in the country devoted to street art, opened in May. It features more than 300 pieces by at least 30 artists, including Alec Monopoly, Thank You X, Mar, Dog Byte, Smear, and Destroy All Design.
What: Art in the Streets
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., L.A.
When: Through August 8; Mon. and Fri., 11-5; Thu., 11- 8; Sat., 11- 9; Sun., 11- 6
Details: The exhibition is the first about street art at a major museum in the United States and showcases more than 50 artists. In addition to modern works, it focuses on older cholo graffiti and the Dogtown skateboard movement. After its run here, the show will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from March 30 through July 8, 2012.
What: What Graffiti Is to New York—Street Art Is to Los Angeles
Where: Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis, 1200 Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood
When: Through June 30; Tue.-Sun., 1-8
Details: Presented by Melrose & Fairfax, the exhibition features 15 talented artists, including nine-year-old Bod Bod and Kylie Ireland, a female porn star-turned-street artist. Free Humanity, Homo Riot, Snyder, KH no. 7, Desire Obtain Cherish, and Bankrupt Slut also have works in the show.
What: Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas
Where: Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena
When: Through September 4; Wed.-Sun., 12-5
Details: The exhibition represents a wide variety of street art genres, such as surrealism and letter-based formalism. Artists include Jeff Soto, Mear One, Kofie One, SABER, Jose Lopez, Eyeone, and Siner. Cocurator Steve Grody also features his photographs of graffiti and street art.
What: FAIR: Art of Action
Where: The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood
When: June 9-July 15; Mon.-Fri., 6-9:30; Sat., 9-5
Details: Presented by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries, the show celebrates LGBT Pride Month with Shepard Fairey’s original prints from his “LOVE UNITES” project. Riffs on the “LOVE UNITES” posters, created by the finalists of a contest hosted by deviantART and judged by Fairey, also are on display along with prints customized by more than 100 celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Lance Bass, and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.