Thursday, August 19, 2010

Solo Show of LECKOmio / Art Whino

It's Not A Trick
The Solo Show of LECKOmio
Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Saturday, August 21st, from 6pm – Midnight

Sketching Session with live model 7-9pm

Musical Performance starts at 9pm

Artwork above are Multilayer Stencils with Spraypaint

Show end date: September 15th

Complimentary Snacks and Special Show Cocktail
Brought to you by Mie N Yu Restaurant

German-based stencilist, LECKOmio debuts his US first solo show, Its Not a Trick. His exhibition looks at the relationship of street art within its subcultural milieu. With all its complexities and shrouds of mystery, LECKOmio composes a new series; tying in the culture of people who align themselves with the lifestyle, in juxtaposition with the urban icons consistently associated with the studio, and the street. The title he has chosen for this series addresses the mechanization of his technique; LECKOmio states that he wants to present that stencil work is simply a technique, and like everything else requires “creativity, preparation, patience, and accuracy” to master. His latest backyard and graffiti paintings, aptly titled Graffparcs, are inspired by finding beauty in the decay of urban structures. He states that graffiti, “both good and bad quality, helps keep those ruins alive, that they still have charm and sense, and when you can read the work they become guestbooks of the individual city where local writers have left their signatures.”

The sketching session begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm and is free. 15 special edition blank sketchbooks for sale at the show as well but you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

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