Gallery Openings and Events

The Fridge Presents …with love and care Curated by Astrotwitch

Astrotwitch Not Stoppin’. Photo courtesy of The Fridge.

Astrotwitch Not Stoppin’. Photo courtesy of The Fridge.

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 Opening: Saturday, May 4 from 7pm to 11pm

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On view through May 26, 2013

…with love and care, is an international group show curated by DC-based artist Astrotwitch. The show features seven artists from places as far as Sao Paulo and Berlin known for creating hand-painted posters to put up on the street.

In an era when it’s simple to print hundreds of copies of a poster, these artists continue a slow production process that creates one-of-a-kind public art that will decay with time, or, more typically, will live on the street for a few weeks before it is stolen or buffed out. The show will feature original posters, photography of the artists’ work found on the street and a poster mural on the façade of The Fridge.

Participating artists include N.O Bonzo and Circle Face (Portland, OR); MAR! (Los Angeles, CA); Galo (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Alaniz (Berlin, Germany); and DECOY and Astrotwitch (Washington, DC).

DECOY is known as a prolific wheat paste artist working in DC, public art muralist and as a participant in events such as the (e)merge art fair. N.O. Bonzo, who grinds her own pigments and incorporates gold leaf in her work, has been featured on juxtapoz.com, and Astrotwitch has been featured multiple times on national sites vandalog.com and endlesscanvas.com.

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The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE. For more information visit www.thefridgedc.com or call 202.550.2208.

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