the border is an invitation: An Exhibition of Photography Around Graffiti and psychylustro

2 Oct - 12 Nov 2014
Thomas Eakins House, 1727-29 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia


Katharina Grosse, psychylustro, 2014, site 1 (The Great Wall, Side A). Benjamin Moore acrylic indoor paint.<br />
Photo by Steve Weinik for Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

Mural Arts hosts an exhibition of photojournalist Martha Cooper's photographic preservation of graffiti and Steve Weinik's documentation of psychylustro by Katharina Grosse. Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, psychylustro is an episodic painting of massive abstract fields of color installed along passages of the Northeast Rail Corridor between Philadelphia's 30th Street and North Philadelphia Stations, the same passages where Cooper documented graffiti before psychylustro was installed.

The opening reception for the border is an invitation will take place at the Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House on October 2, from 6-8 p.m.