Last night was really special. We have Assistant Gallery Director, Emma Fisher, to thank for the really great hip hop mix that played as multicultural inter-generational audience made their way through the gallery. Inside, the work on display is exhilarating, fresh, edgy, and unconventional. The pieces are as diverse as the artists themselves and yet, they all speak to a vibe that is specific to DC. Outside, visitors witnessed several of the featured artists in action. I stood transfixed as these murals were created:
Last night's opening was an enormous success. It boasted some 250 guests and I was so happy to be among them. I left feeling so inspired and alive. I strongly believe that graffiti is an evocative and beautiful art form and a brave and compelling form of self-expression. It's wonderful that these artists are being showcased at The Fridge. It greatly benefits communities and society-at-large when artists claim public spaces for galleries, theaters, and performance spaces.
I hope you all can make it out to see this great work. "Street Market" DC Graffiti Show will be on display through Sunday, August 19th. Admission is free. If you like what you see, it's all for sale at very reasonable prices. If you're a collector, you're in for a treat and won't want to miss this opportunity. If you're just starting out, this is where you'll want to make your first purchase. For more info, visit the Fridge Gallery's website. To peak your interest, here's a sampling of what you'll see: