Philly-native and Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Powers brings his iconic graphic work previously on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to Philadelphia for a limited time on March 6 and 7. "Daymaker" will be on exhibition at 1201 Spring Garden, an empty bank building that Powers transformed into a work of art earlier this year. Powers, who began his art practice as a graffiti artist under the moniker ESPO, focuses on the language of signs, typography, and the visual clutter of our everyday. His work riffs off our emoticon-driven culture, and his lyrical witticisms capture our collective unease with the rapidity—and often vapidity—of instantaneous communication. Powers reminds us of the importance of human connection, the inevitability of time, and the way we craft and recraft our own personal narratives.
Image Credits: ICY Signs © 2018. Photo by Matthew Kuborn