New exhibition, Cohesive Devices, features photographers Graham Wiebe, Reza Rezai & The Travelling Sign Painters

The event will link large scale photography exhibition with fundraising event for new public art in North End and West Broadway.

Graffiti Gallery and Synonym Art Consultation are pleased to present a new exhibition featuring photographers Graham Wiebe, Reza Rezai & text based artists The Travelling Sign Painters titled Cohesive Devices opening on Friday, June 24th, 7 PM. The opening will not only serve as a showing of the new works but as a fundraiser to support new public art works focused in The North End & West Broadway for Synonym Art Consultation's Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival 2016.

The opening event will feature 15 of Winnipeg's best DJ's keeping you dancing all night long, local art for purchase, amazing silent auction prizes, food and of course, a bar.

Honouring Indigenous Women

We will be raising funds to execute "The Star Blanket Project" a street art project where artist Kenneth Lavallee will cover Main St walls with Star Blanket patterns to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as he mentors artists from Red Road Lodge. We will also
be bringing in artists from Cape Dorset and Toronto to paint massive murals on Main St & Sutherland while continuing to hire local talent to paint murals all through West Broadway.

The art exhibition will be using the street art medium of wheat paste in combination with fine art photographers and text works to create COHESIVE DEVICES.

With Cohesive Devices, Synonym wants to continue the dialogue about contemporary art and its place in our streets. After this show has run its course, the panels on which these works are wheat- pasted will be re-installed outdoors, in their natural habitat, to start a new life, subject to the elements, other street artists, and the imagination of a whole new public viewership.

Cohesive Devices Opening Reception & Fundraiser

Friday, June 24th, 2016
7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Avenue
$15 at the door

Graffiti Art Programming Inc. (GAP Inc.) is a community-based arts centre dedicated to celebrating the many roles the arts play in the lives of all Manitobans. GAP Inc. is committed to enhancing the cultural well being of the communities it serves.

Media Contact

Chloe Chafe, Creative Director Synonym Art Consultation

Venue Contact

Pat Lazo, Artistic Director Graffiti Art Programming Inc.