A crew of Christian (CORRECTION: not all artists involved are Christian. The event is a nondenominational exploration of spirituality and faith, but it happens to be sponsored in part by a church) graffiti artists are set to start work on a 130-foot long mural in Vancouver.
“For seven days, these artists will take a blank wall and turn it into their own personal canvas, creating a piece of art that will change the Vancouver landscape and open discourse for what faith, spirituality and art is really about.”
While, for a lot of readers, organised religion combined with street art surely brings forth apparitions of ‘happy clappy’ crappy aerosol art and hymns blasting out on the boombox, the artists involved with this project – planned over six months (albeit by the Wondercafe.ca and the First United Church of Vancouver) – are all highly experienced.
Open your minds to the religious propaganda just a little and quit cringing at statements such as the crew wanting to, “express their unique and unified interpretation of faith” and you might be led to think this project quite special.
I would recommend watching the interviews with the artists about their interpretations of faith on the PYF website.
The Paint Your Faith project will also include a group show at Ayden Gallery (opening April 24), featuring Chor Boogie, Mediah, Elicser and Siloette as well as Dedos, Kaput, Misk, Scott Sueme and Phresha.
The mural project starts April 21 and takes place at:
55-57 W. Hastings Street (across from the Woodwards Building)Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: faith47, indigo, titifreak