WET PAINT will be on display at Graffiti Gallery from September 21, 2023, to January 8, 2024. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, with an artist talk at 8pm, at Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Avenue. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item. The artists will be in attendance.
Wet Paint is a traveling art show that captures the palpable tension between the MTA and graffiti writers in New York City. When the authorities clean up subway station graffiti by painting over it, they routinely hang a “Wet Paint ” sign. Persue pulled down hundreds of these signs and sent them to artists around the world. Each artist made their sign uniquely beautiful. Since its conception as a simple website release, it has been embraced by artists and collectors alike, as a fresh approach to a well-loved genre.
Please join us as we welcome 3 Internationally recognized graffiti artists to Winnipeg for the opening of WET PAINT Winnipeg. WET PAINT is co-curated by PERSUE @persue1 and WANE 1 @waneonecod, they work together to realize their vision for WET PAINT as a brand and movement. WET PAINT Winnipeg is also featuring Canadian Graffiti pioneer VIRUS from Vancouver, BC. WET PAINT has brought their collection experiences to their collectors all over the world, including New York City, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Miami and Atlanta, with Winnipeg being their first Canadian stop.
Experience the opening as they transform the gallery into an underground New York train station with over 100 wet paint signs tagged by international and local graffiti artists. Food and music provided with alcohol for purchase.
September 21, 2023 at Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave.
Opening Reception: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Artist talk: 8pm
Exhibit on display until January 8, 2023
Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. is a not-for-profit community art centre dedicated to celebrating the many roles that the arts play in the lives of all Manitobans and is committed to enhancing the cultural well-being of communities and neighbourhoods.