Gallery Openings and Events

The Fridge Presents DC Street Sticker EXPO 2.0

Combo wall by iwillnot from EXPO 1.0 in 2012 at The Fridge DC.

Combo wall by iwillnot from EXPO 1.0 in 2012 at The Fridge DC.

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Opening: Saturday, July 18 from 6pm to 10pm

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DC Street Sticker EXPO 2.0 is a massive group show curated by iwillnot.

Featuring original sticker art by over 500 artists from around the world, plus a group show of larger pieces at sticker art by TAXI GANG, DECOY, COFFEE HEAD DUCK and IWILLNOT.

Sticker artist and curator iwillnot returns to The Fridge with the DC Street Sticker Expo II featuring the largest sticker combo wall in the District’s history as well as a series of select small and large-scale adhesive artworks from featured artists. Select items, such as a complete dining room set, will also be “sticker bombed” by the curator and on view.

Covering 300 square feet, the combo wall will feature an estimated 50,000 stickers from 300 artists based around the world. While artists based in the United States make up the largest contributing group, artists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Japan, Mexico and Germany as well as areas in central and eastern Europe have contributed works.

Featured artists have been selected by the curator to contribute works that will be framed and hung for sale. Additional featured artists will be selected by a jury of Washington, DC-based fine and sticker artists from the open call for submissions.

“I’ve noticed positive changes quantity and quality of the work I’m receiving for the second exhibition. Sticker art communities are growing around the world. The number of submissions I’ve received from the Washington, DC area alone has quadrupled, the number from Canada has doubled, and I’ve seen a spike in submissions from Australia.

The volume of submissions made through traditional fine art processes such as screen printing as well as handdrawn and painted stickers has increased substantially. These artists are creating sticker art at home as opposed to developing pieces with the intent for mass production through commercial printers,” says iwillnot.

The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th St. SE in the rear alley. For more information visit www.thefridgedc.com.

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