Philadelphia, PA - Corridor Contemporary is bringing a collection of art with some familiar faces for its next exhibition. On Friday, July 8, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Corridor Contemporary is hosting the opening of their new Anthony Rondinone solo exhibition that will be on display through July. Rondinone’s art focuses on reinterpreting familiar pop culture characters like the Cookie Monster and Marge Simpson to express the different types of people and coping mechanisms he has experienced in the Bronx, where he was born raised.
Fishtown Art Gallery Hosts Opening of New Anthony Rondinone Solo Exhibition
One-piece “Sunny Days & Lonely Nights” focuses on how New York City comprises two completely different worlds. He explores how the stresses of poverty in the boroughs right next to the emotionally disconnected wealth of Manhattan create an unhealthy dynamic and distorted view of one another. He explores the feelings of pain, isolation, depression, and anger in his expressive stylistic portraits. He takes iconic and recognizable characters and digs deeper into their personalities to expose the ugliness of society that You can hide.
One of Corridor Contemporary’s overarching goals is to introduce local artists to an international audience while also introducing the Philadelphia audience to a wide range of international works. They can achieve this goal through their sister galleries, one in Philadelphia’s culturally vibrant neighborhood, Fishtown, and the other in Tel Aviv, Israel. They simultaneously show exhibitions at the galleries, with both locations showcasing a unique selection of works by international figures and artists local to each space.
As the gallery’s current exhibition, “Wall To Wall,” comes to an end, people can still see artwork from the featured artists on the second and third floors of the gallery. The exhibition showcased several local, American, and international artists who use street art traditions, including graffiti, tagging, wheat-pasting, and public murals in their studio work.