Gallery Openings and Events

WPA's Lobby Project Presents Michael Crossett

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Photo courtesy of WPA.

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Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 21 from 6pm to 8pm

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Through December 5, 2014

WPA presents a newly commissioned work by Michael Crossett to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NoMa Metro Station.

Michael Crossett’s work has recently focused on the neighborhoods of Washington, DC. As the city continues to transform, Crossett has found himself drawn to contrast of historic and contemporary architecture, commercialism, and the energy that surrounds him. In a way, he is his own architect by creating new structures, which juxtapose photography and found images with relevant and commercial symbols and icons.

As a newly redeveloped neighborhood, NoMa interested Crossett. The development of the Metro station introduced new accessibility and life into the neighborhood. From that true collaboration between government and commercial entities a vibrant neighborhood has been created. In Swampoodle Evolved, Crossett uses found imagery, new photographs, color and texture to bring to life a representation of the change that has occurred. Screen-printing, as a medium, allows him to combine all of those elements in to a truly urban visual.

About the Artist
Michael Crossett is an American artist born into an Air Force family moving through the Pacific Islands, then on to many stateside locations ending up in DC. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Advertising at George Mason University, he went on to continue Graphic Design studies at the at the Corcoran School of Art + Design. He started his career in Marketing at an international insurance company. Michael is now the Director of Design at JLL, a global real estate firm.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE. For more information visit www.wpadc.org.

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