‘Wall to Wall’ features global variations of street art

Philadelphians can travel the world on an artful adventure in just one night with Corridor Contemporary’s ‘Wall to Wall.’ 

The Fishtown art gallery’s main mission is to “introduce Philadelphia artists to an international audience, and vice-versa, to introduce the Philadelphia audience to a wide range of international works.” In the latest endeavor to carry out that ideology, Corridor recently hosted the opening of their new exhibition, which will be available to view until the end of the month. 

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Gallery Director Damian Munoz and Gallery Associate Isayah Young-Burke posing in front of a piece by King Saladeen. Shannon Pepe

The showcase features a variety of work from local, American, and international artists spanning different traditional street art mediums. Philadelphians who head to the art gallery will be able to peruse through graffiti, tagging, wheatpasting—aka art created by mixing, water, flour and sugar—and public mural activations. 

Visitors can see the different characteristics of each artform, like the elaborate wall paintings that graffiti is known for (and the idea, some may be surprised to know, dates back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire) and also wheatpasting. Much like stickering and unlike graffiti, wheatpasting tends to fall into a legal grey area because it is not permanent, does not use harmful chemicals and is bio-degradable. 

Public murals will also be on display, something the city has famously adopted—Philly is known as the “Mural Capital of the World” or “City of Murals.”

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Gallery attendee admiring the art.Shannon Pepe

The works in the ‘Wall To Wall’ exhibition present an array of various techniques, pictorial languages, and modes of expression in a way that Corridor describes as a “dynamic interchange between the walls of the street and the gallery walls.” And simultaneously, according to the release, the exhibition examines the means by which each respective artist translates the vernacular of street art traditions into their studio-born works. The exhibition will showcase works from Seek OneJason Andrew TurnerDistorteddKing SaladeenKenny ScharfEric InkalaHebru BrantleyTaher Jaoui, and Binsky.

Corridor Contemporary has a home in the City of Brotherly Love, but the brand also has a sister site in Tel Aviv, Israel. Both locations simultaneously show exhibitions at their galleries with the intent of showcasing a unique selection of works by international figures and artists local to each space, according to a release. And in direct correlation with their message, the art gallery sees equal importance in supporting local artists and the Philadelphia art community at large. 

While at the Fishtown three story gallery, visitors can also peruse through works from KAWS, Robert Indiana, Hebru Brantley, Alex Katz, Kenny Scharf, David Salle, Donald Sultan, Yigal Ozeri, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol, George Cond, and more. But in the meantime, ‘Wall to Wall’ will be on display until the end of June. 

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Street view of the gallery.Shannon Pepe

For information on Corridor Contemporary and their new exhibit, visit  corridor-contemporary.com. Additionally, Philadelphians can also get updates by following along on Instagram @corridorphilly and on Facebook @corridorphilly

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