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Monday, July 20, 2009

Street/Studio / Irvine Contemporary

June 20 to August 01, 2009

Exhibiting Artists:
Shepard Fairey (LA), Swoon (NYC), Gaia (Brooklyn),
Imminent Disaster (Brooklyn), Oliver Vernon (Brooklyn),
James Marshall (Dalek) (NY and Raleigh, NC),
EVOL (Berlin), and PISA73 (Berlin)


You can't help but notice that the alley at 14th and P Sts is a little more appealing lately. There's more than meets the eye in this new street art gallery. You're likely to do a double take and meander back to the eye catching visuals of Shepard Fairey and Evol. Is it art, grafitti, propoganda...you might wonder. On further exploration, you find the whole alley is plastered and painted with murals. And if you somehow miss the alley gallery, you can pop out the back door of Irvine Contemporary and be treated to the variety of the wall murals produced by the Street/Studio artists.

Inside Irvine Contemporary, the artists have produced work that reflects their street styles. Evol creates urban architecture on cardboard, one of the materials of choice by several of the artists. Don't be fooled.... beautiful pieces are created on these humble materials. There's a freshness, a vitality and an urban savy that the artists bring to this work - nervy, edgy and perhaps easier for some to absorb in bite size pieces. Don't miss it! Go see for your self.

There's a great article by Jessica Dawson in the WaPo on "Street/Studio" at Irvine contemporary Gallery.

Missed the opening night? Not to worry. You can get a look at the production of the murals & see the artists at work onsite and the opening night by visiting Irvine Contemporary's Website. Slide Show Artists, Wall Murals, On-Site Projects, Works in the Exhibition at Irvine Contemporary.

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005
202.332.8767
info[at]irvinecontemporary.com


Shepard Fairey

PISA73

Shepard Fairey


EVOL

Oliver Vernon


Oliver Vernon, Gaia

Swoon
Swoon


Swoon, (front)
Imminent Disaster (back)


James Marshall (Dalek)

Gaia



EVOL

Oliver Vernon

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005
202.332.8767
info[at]irvinecontemporary.com

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