Scaling the Wall

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Scaling the Wall

10816 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
March 18th, 2011 - April 3rd, 2011
Opening: March 26th, 2011 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

By Appointment
DJ, music, Live Art, auction, Benefit, installation, graffiti/street-art


Thank you to all who attended the Opening Reception of


in case you missed it...


the exhibit will be open for viewing

SATURDAY, MARCH 26th, 12-4 pm

artist PROTO will be painting live!

10816 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood 91601 (MAP)

(other viewing times available by appointment only)


Cella Gallery Satellite Project, is pleased to present Scaling the Wall. Conceived and curated by Trina Calderón and Miah Jeffra, the exhibition features graffiti and graffiti-influenced works by a diverse group of writers and artists in California.

Scaling the Wall comprises large-scale bombs by four of Southern California’s best female writers, and a white-wall display featuring six artists straddling the worlds of street and gallery institution, through various media.

Inspired by the groundbreaking MOCA street art retrospective, Art in the Streets, opening later this year, Scaling the Wall attempts to act as complement to Art in the Streets’ largely male roster of artists, while also discussing the complex and evolving relationship between street art and the arts institution.

Artists featured are PERL FDS, JERK, OPIA, KUTA ONE HEM BWS, ROOTSYSTM, ogdarthvader, LOVER ONE, C.1, Proto and Alberto Aviles Molina.  The bombs, thrown up on bifurcated wood panels, will be auctioned on opening night, then divided at the close of the exhibition.  Proceeds will benefit ArtStorm, an aerosol art non-profit organization that provides self-sustaining world-class Urban Art and LifeSkill programs for at-risk youth in Los Angeles.  Aerosol paint for the bombs is provided by Montana Store Los Angeles, in Echo Park.

The opening reception will be Friday, March 18, from 8 – 11 pm.  The evening will feature music by DJ Mixter Ed with sound equipment provided by Looport.

Cella Gallery Satellites are temporary art galleries and art-based businesses that are placed in vacant stores to help property owners find permanent tenants, while beautifying neighborhoods and encouraging economic growth. Participating artists are provided unique gallery spaces in which to show and promote their art and offered professional curation, publicity and marketing.