Opening: Saturday, August 3 from 7pm to 11pm
This August, The Fridge will hold The Elements of Hip Hop, a month-long cultural summit bringing together artists working in the four tenants of hip hop – rap, DJing, bboying and graffiti + street art.
To kick off the month, The Fridge will open three exhibits on August 3, 7 – 11pm: an international skateboard art show (Skate Your Fate), an international 10,000 sticker combo wall (DC Street Sticker Expo) and a wheat paste poster show (3 Years in DC) on the facade of the building. The feature exhibition Skate Your Fate is curated by DC graffiti legend ULTRA and will feature 60 underground artists who have each created an original artwork on a skateboard deck.
Skate Your Fate
Seventy underground graffiti and street artists from across North and South America have been invited by DC’s ULTRA to create artwork directly onto skateboard decks. The gallery walls will fill up with decks from well-known and emerging artists representing areas near and far. Artists include DECOY, GATOR, Aniekan Udofia, REI XXI, SCOTCH, CRI, EVOL, Tim Conlon and Peter Chang.
DC Street Sticker Expo
Over 500 artists will be represented in a 10,000 sticker artwork combo piece curated by DC’s I Will Not. Select artists will create one-of-a-kind 8 X 10 stickers. Highlights of the show are a one-of-a-kind ‘zine with submission highlights, Black Book Session, Sticker Swap Meet and random drawings to win crusher packs and other prizes and supplies. Featured artists include Chris RWK, SKAM, RX Skulls, Astrotwitch, STARTHEADBOY, OBIT, Mr Say, FOMS, CHE, NO Bonzo, Famous Stranger, Jice, FELN, WHO?, PORE, RIDE, Seamo and WORTH.
3 Years in DC
Prolific wheat paste poster and sticker artist Astrotwitch exhibits an installation of new works on paper. Hyper-saturated, fantastical portraits of significant figures that Astrotwitch has come to know during his three year stay in DC will be pasted to the facade of the building. Visit The Fridge day or night to check out these works created by an artist who quickly made DC street art history with his signature take on pop-art portraiture.
- Thursday – Saturday: 12pm–8pm
- Sunday: 1pm–5pm
- To make an appointment during non-business hours, contact Emma Fisher at [email protected].
The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE. For more information visit http://www.thefridgedc.com/elementsofhiphop/.