No This Without That
Opening Reception August 29th 7-11pm
Graffiti Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent works by the legendary graffiti writer, Wane One.
No This Without That is a showcase of Wane One’s recent works on canvas, inspired by the graffiti writing he experienced and created in the early days of his career in New York City.
Admission FREE with non perishable food item. Music by Kinetic.
Born in the United Kingdom’s West London, Wayne is of West Indian descent and lived in England and Grenada until he was 7 years old. In 1978, Wayne’s parents brought their 2 sons to the U.S. and moved to New York City’s North Bronx. The elevated tracks soon caught Wayne’s eye and he slowly became obsessed with watching and admiring the many great graffiti writers of the late 70’s and early 80’s.
In 1983, Wayne became ‘Wane One’ when he painted his first train. This was the beginning of a lifelong love for graffiti and the culture that surrounded it. Subway cars and train walls were his favorite canvases. He had an unquenchable thirst for painting his pieces onto these metal surfaces, thus transforming them into mobile works of art. Other writers knew his style was significant and a bond was quickly established with many serious subway painters. In 1988, Wane started experimenting and exploring other medias, such as painting with acrylic on canvas, denim jackets and jeans. He then began airbrushing onto t-shirts, which became popular in his neighborhood and gave Wane his first taste of being an entrepreneur. Wane was also one of the first writers to make the transition into Graphic Design and has designed logos for hip-hop groups like Gangstarr, Jeru the Damager and Group Home. Presently, Wane divides his time between painting, running his company Writers Bench, collaborating on projects with Nike, Reebok, New Balance, RYU to name a few, and traveling around the world. Wane works out of his studio in Holyoke and still resides in the Bronx.
Opening reception by local artist, Marco Muller. September 1 5-7pm
In conjunction with Wane One mural unveiling.
At the Forks Skate Park Plaza.
Music by Kinetic - Ripping by Team Sk8 Skates.
Graffiti Gallery is proud to present cARTS, an exhibition showcasing a photography series focused on abandoned shopping carts found throughout Winnipeg, MB. The series includes a combination of digital and film photography images with a small feature of serigraph prints.
Marco Muller is a member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (Pukatawagan, Treaty 6) born in Winnipeg, MB, but grew up in Regina, SK. Since moving back home to Winnipeg in the summer of 2015, Marco began a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree at the University of Manitoba School of Art. He is currently completing his third year. A variety of mediums interest Marco, including print media, painting, and both digital and Film photography. His work is heavily influenced by Indigenous activism and the numerous socio-political problems faced by Indigenous communities. Marco is currently working for Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art for the summer, he also is an Art Instructor employed with Graffiti Art Programming. Additional inspiration comes from a high school love for Graffiti, and murals.
Exhibition on display from September 1 - November 22 2019.
Graffiti Art Programming Inc., know as GAP or the Graffiti Gallery, is a not-for-profit community youth art centre located in Winnipeg’s Historic Point Douglas Neighbourhood. Since 1998, GAP has provided a devoted gallery space, free educational arts programs, and practical skills training for youth and young artist in Winnipeg’s North End and Downtown communities. Through various after-school programs and mentorships, GAP encourages self-esteem and creative expression in youth, teaching them how to use their art as a tool for community development, social change and individual growth.