July 2013



Actively seeking to integrate artists in the graffiti and street art worlds, our muralists during the 2013 event included graffiti writers active in NYC’s scene in the 70s and 80s, including Daze, Lady Pink, and Smith, who would be among the first to bring  this artform into the gallery world. Other muralists were among the top 10 reknowned street artists working today as well as more traditionally studio-based artists.

A History Lesson
In 2013, the majority of the murals were concentrated in two areas: North (El Camino Trail area) and South (South Wedge area). The Northern murals largely represented a look at the roots of traditional graffiti, including forebears from NYC, Brazil, and our own Rochester. 
The New Breed
Moving south of downtown Rochester, the majority of the muralists working in and around the South Wedge neighborhood tended to be younger or local artists, many current leaders in the public mural movement. 
A number of artists joined us after our July 2013 event to continue adding murals throughout the city. This expanded grouping of visitors became affectionately known as FALL\THERAPY.
Credits: Story

A public community-level intervention using mural art as a vehicle to address our collective need for inspiration.

WALL\THERAPY is an initiative of the Synthesis Collaborative, a 501(c)(3) public charity incorporated in New York State

Twitter/Instagram // @walltherapyny

WALL\THERAPY 2013 was curated by founder Dr. Ian Wilson and co-curated by Erich S. Lehman.

Mural photos by:
Mark Deff
Erich S. Lehman
Jason WIlder
Josh Saunders
Matt DeTurck

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