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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 7:0010:00 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: 7:0010:00 pm

Artist talk: 8pm

Exhib­it on dis­play until Jan­u­ary 82023

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.