Drawn to it outside, Part II

Libby told you about the new Northern Liberties gallery, Hyder Gallery, in her June First Friday post.

Back then, gallery owner Frank Hyder told us about a large mural he was working on with collaborators Paul Santoleri and Henry Bermudez. The mural, a few doors south of the 629 N. 2nd St. gallery, is done now and having a “christening” this Friday, Sept. 3, 5-8 p.m.

“Hanging Garden of I-95” is a 30’x120′ multi-panel collage based on the drawings shown here (top, left and right). The gallery’s website has working photos of the piece’s translation to full color mural. See here.

In the scale-up and conversion to the big, public piece, you lose the hand-drawn quality but gain incredible tropical va-va-voom color. (The enterprise is sponsored by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program by the way.)

In the nearby gallery, drawings used by the artists to create the mural are on display in the back room. In the front space is recent work by the three artists.


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