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"Signs"

Posted on June 07 2019

Cornbread, Paradigm Gallery
Signs
Cornbread, Drew Leshko, Kid Hazo, Marissa Cianciulli 
July 26, 2019 - August 31, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 26, 2019 • 5:30 – 10:00pm

EXHIBITION HOURS
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
And 7 days a week by appointment: info@paradigm-gallery.com / (267)266-0073

LOCATION
Paradigm Gallery + Studio / 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147

SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram: @ParadigmGS
Twitter: @ParadigmGS
Tumblr: paradigm-gallery.tumblr.com
Facebook: facebook.com/paradigmgallery

If you would like to receive the digital collector preview for this exhibition when it is available, please email:
sara@paradigm-gallery.com 


Cornbread
CORNBREAD
Darryl McCray, known by his tagging name, “Cornbread,” is a graffiti artist from Philadelphia, credited with being the first modern graffiti artist. Darryl McCray was born in North Philadelphia in 1953 and raised in Brewerytown, a neighborhood of North Philadelphia. During the late 1960's, he and a group of friends started "tagging" Philadelphia, by writing their nicknames on walls across the city. The movement spread to New York and blossomed into the modern graffiti movement, which reached its peak in the U.S. in the 1980’s and then spread to Europe. Since his tagging days, McCray has developed a close relationship with The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. He is a public speaker and a youth advocate.


Drew Leshko
DREW LESHKO
Drew Leshko is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based artist. By carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Leshko creates documentary studies of architecture from his neighborhood in an attempt to create a three dimensional archive of buildings that are in transitional periods. The work examines gentrification and history, how historical relevance is determined, and most importantly, what is worth preserving. Working from observation and photographs, the artist painstakingly recreates building facades from his neighborhood at a 1:12 scale. The scale is familiar for some viewers as standard dollhouse spec; the treatment to the buildings is widely different. The minute detail of his work includes city detritus such as dumpsters and pallets, which are commentary of the same ideas of what is worth preserving. Highlighting quick fixes and simple solutions, Leshko’s work begs the viewer to build their own ideas of why and when these changes had been made. Accumulations of typically overlooked details and minutiae like acid rain deposits and rust become beautiful adornments.


Kid Hazo
KID HAZO
kid hazo (pronounced has•ohh) is a Philadelphia-based street artist out to catch a few smirks and smiles by creating pieces that parody the heart of Philly culture and venues around the city. His lighthearted props and sculptures are interjected into the urban environment in attempts to brighten up someone's day and add a layer of comic relief on the streets.


Marissa Cianciulli
MARISSA CIANCIULLI
Owner, Super Signs 
Super Signs is a Sign Painting and Design Shop located in the heart of South Philadelphia. Super Signs is one of the first Women-Owned and operated sign shops specializing in the trade of Hand-Painted Signs.
 
If you would like to receive the digital collector preview for this exhibition when it is available, please email:
sara@paradigm-gallery.com 
 

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