mecro • MMXX

solo exhibition

December 18th, 2020

Arch Enemy Arts is proud to present MMXX an eleven-piece solo feature and mural installation by MECRO aka Glossblack, greater-Philadelphia graffiti artist, muralist, freight-writer, and typographer whose large-scale public works have become part of the fabric of Philly over the past ten years. 

 

As a contemporary artist, MECRO uses the gallery space to explore the formal tradition of graffiti. He experiments with medium, scale, color, and texture in ways that expand the bounds of an integral part of the urban landscape:

 

“[For this show] I focused on a more minimalistic approach to make the paint swipe the focal point of the piece. Four of the pieces present freight train logos, with a simple white swipe interacting with those designs. Somewhat of a nod to the seemingly natural yet juxtaposed composition of freight graffiti on branded rail cars.” - MECRO

 

This is the second time that MECRO has made an immersive exhibition out of our gallery walls, but it is the first time he has transformed the entire space, setting an explosive backdrop to this dynamic series. Bright, bold shapes swirl across the walls creating a layered interplay of shape and color that offers surprising ways to see the work in context. The layered effect is reminiscent of saturated graffiti surfaces that have been tagged and re-tagged, painted over and tagged again. MECRO puts his own spin on this of course, adding the technical precision and carefully constructed compositions that are so uniquely his own. We hope you have the opportunity to make an appointment to see this work in person as it is truly one of the most exciting installations we’ve shown to date. 

Mecro's 'MMXX' will be on view from December 18th, 2020 - January 15th, 2021.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of January 18th. 

Private viewing appointments are available by emailing info@archenemyarts.com to schedule. 

items marked with a red dot are sold

MECRO
"Union Pacific" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
47" x 47" x 2.5"
$6000 USD
MECRO
"Chilled Express" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
47" x 44" x 2.5"
$6000 USD
MECRO
"Burlington Northern" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
55" x 26" x 2.5"
$2500 USD
MECRO
"Operation Clean Sweep" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
28" x 44" x 2.5"
$3500 USD
MECRO
"Exclamation" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
22" x 49" x 2.5"
$4500 USD
MECRO
"Transitions" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
21.25" x 13" x 2.5"
$800 USD
MECRO
"Transitions II" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
17" x 15" x 2.5"
$800 USD
MECRO
"Transitions III" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
15.5" x 7.75" x 2.5"
$500 USD
MECRO
"Transitions IV" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
21" x 11.5" x 2.5"
$800 USD
MECRO
"Transitions V" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
22" x 12" x 2.5"
$1000 USD
MECRO
"Transitions VI" (2020)
enamel on hand cut wood
24" x 46" x 2.5"
$2000 USD
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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

"DOWN THE SHORE"

STANDARD EDITION

limited edition of 30 / unframed

17" x 22" • printed on Epson Hot Press 330gsm paper 

signed and embossed

$65 USD each

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"ABSENT VI"

STANDARD EDITION

limited edition of 30 / unframed

22" x 22" • printed on Epson Hot Press 330gsm paper 

signed and embossed

$75 USD each

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PAST CATALOG WORK

MECRO
"Oxide" (2019)
mixed media and enamel on wood panel
24 x 36 X 2"
$2000 USD
MECRO
"Absent II" (2019)
enamel on canvas
18 x 18 x 1.5"
$800 USD
MECRO
"IOU" (2019)
enamel on canvas
18 x 20 x 1.5"
$600 USD
MECRO
"Flow" (2019)
enamel on canvas
30 x 40"
$2500 USD
MECRO
"Icebox II" (2018)
enamel on canvas
24 x 36"
$2000 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg I" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg II" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg IV" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg VI" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg IX" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Verdigris" (2019)
mixed media on wood panel
25 x 36"
$2000 USD
MECRO
"Verdigris III (sculpture)" (2019)
mixed media sculpture
7 x 9 x 7"
$550 USD
MECRO
"Verdigris II (sculpture)" (2019)
mixed media sculpture
6 x 6 x 8.5"
$550 USD
MECRO
"Verdigris I (sculpture)" (2019)
mixed media sculpture
7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5"
$600 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg III" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg V" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg XI" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg XII" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg X" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Iceberg VIII" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
8 x 8 x 2"
$300 USD
MECRO
"Marine II" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
18 x 18 x 2"
$800 USD
MECRO
"Marine I" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
18 x 18 x 2"
$800 USD
MECRO
"Verdigris Absent" (2019)
mixed media and enamel on canvas
36 x 36"
$3000 USD
MECRO
"Doran" (2019)
mixed media and enamel on wood panel
24 x 36 x 2"
$2000 USD
MECRO
"Range" (2019)
enamel and spray paint on wood panel
48.5 x 16 x 1.75"
$1850 USD
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MECRO

"Verdigris I (sculpture)" (2019) mixed media sculpture 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5" $600 USD