Gallery Openings and Events

The Fridge Presents "Dance Of The Soramimi" by Stephanie Williams & Radio Sebastian

Photo courtesy of The Fridge.

Photo courtesy of The Fridge.

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On view until April 27

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In Japanese, soramimi literally means “sky ear”. The term has come to stand for interpreting lyrics in one language as similar-sounding lyrics in another language, where you replace another song’s lyrics with homophonic words in your own language, thus creating lyrics with an entirely different meaning. Artists Stephanie Williams and Radio Sebastian draw inspiration from fragments in order to explore multifaceted narratives.

Radio Sebastian is an artmaking collaboration between Corwin Levi and Yumiko Blackwell based in Washington, DC. Solo shows include the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico, Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA, the Target Gallery, James Madison University, and Hillyer Art Space. Residencies include the Roswell Artist in Residence Program, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Elsewhere, the Millay Colony, and Milkwood International in the Czech Republic. Corwin has a BA from Rice University, an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, and a JD from the University of Virginia. Yumiko has a BA from Georgetown, a MA from Georgetown in German Literature, and a MLS from Catholic University.

Stephanie Williams received her MFA in Sculpture with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 as a Presidential Scholar after completing an Americorps service year with City Year DC in 2004 and receiving a BFA from JMU in Painting and Drawing in 2003.  She has shown both nationally and internationally. Williams is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow and Toby Devan Lewis Fellow. She has exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center, Irvine Contemporary, Hillyer Art Space, Transformer Gallery, and is a current member the DC Arts Center’s art collective Sparkplug.

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The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE. For more information, visit www.thefridgedc.com/ai1ec_event/dance-of-the-soramimi/

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