Opening Reception: Saturday March 2 from 7pm to 11pm
Film Screening: March 10 from 1pm to 3pm
Book Launch Pannel Discussion: March 23 from 1pm to 3pm
On view through March 31
HELLO my name is, will prsent 80 international graffiti artists. The curators are creating a book of the works in the show, the launch will be March 23, 1-3pm and will also feature a panel discussion. HELLO my name is will showcase the foundation of modern graffiti: the name.
To create HELLO my name is, a list of eighty artists from across the Americas and UK was compiled by DC graffiti legends ULTRA and CHE KGB. Each of these artists has received a canvas with an illustration of a “HELLO my name is” sticker that they will paint and return to the gallery. The resulting collection of works is the chance to see the breadth and depth of graffiti artists working across the US and abroad today.
From the start of the graffiti movement in the late 60’s to early 70’s, the act of painting a nickname has become a worldwide radical, infectious act. Repetition and size equal strength, fame and might, and in this collection of works the floor-to-ceiling canvassed walls will represent where graffiti came from and where it stands today.
On the tails of the Corcoran’s Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 80s retrospective, HELLO my name is is set to exhibit the contemporary counterpart of this movement.
Curators ULTRA and CHE KGB will also be producing a series of t-shirts and an exhibition book for the show.
Invited Artists include:
District of Columbia
- TAXI GANG
- RX Skulls
- Coffee Head Duck
- REI 21
The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE off barracks row. Visit the gallery online at www.thefridgedc.com