Wall \Therapy - Rochester 2012: Walls Near the Market
This article was posted by Martha Cooper 8 months, 1 week, 6 days, 5 hours, 7 minutes ago.
Wall\Therapy is the brain child of Ian Wilson, a Rochester, NY doctor who became a fan of street art while growing up in Brooklyn. In addition to bringing international artists to Rochester to paint murals, Ian and the Synthesis Collaborative are working to provide basic diagnostic services to under-served communities worldwide.
Until now, my only experience with Rochester had been with its legendary photographic history as the home of Kodak. As it turns out, the city has a thriving arts community in part due to the reasonable rents available in former manufacturing buildings. Many of the 2012 Wall\Therapy murals were painted on walls of buildings around Rochester’s Public Market. Local artists warmly welcomed the visiting ‘therapists’ and “The Yards”, a collaborative art space located in the heart of the market, became the headquarters for cans, computers, cameras, coffee and camaraderie. The murals below are all in or within easy walking distance of the market.
© Martha Cooper & 12ozProphet - Friday September 07, 2012