Thursday, June 11, 2009

Street/Studio @ Irvine Contemporary

Irvine Contemporary is throwing what sounds like will be a very fun opening reception for Street/Studio on June 20. From 6-11 p.m., there will be an alley block party, with music by DJs Iona Rozeal Brown and Jahsonic. The show features works by "artists who use the street and urban space as extensions of their studios, and who bring the street and urban sites into their studio practice." Look for work by Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Gaia and Oliver Vernon, among others. Street/Studio runs through August 1.

But the fun starts even before the show opens. The line-up:

June 17-20: On-site wall murals and installations in progress

Artists will create murals and installations in the alley and rear of the gallery at 14th and P Sts., NW.

June 19: Public Program: Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, 7 p.m.

Panel discussion on the impact of street art in the contemporary art world with curators and artists. Panelists include Pedro Alonzo (Independent Curator, and Curator of the Shepard Fairey Retrospective at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art), Anne Goodyear (Assistant Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery), and artists Oliver Vernon, EVOL, Pisa73, and Gaia. Moderator: Martin Irvine, Director, Irvine Contemporary. Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington, DC, Friday,

June 20: Opening Reception and Alley Block Party, 6-11 p.m.

Join us for an opening reception with the artists and block party in the alley behind the Irvine Contemporary gallery, 14th and P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Live music by DJs Iona Rozeal Brown and Jahsonic. New wall murals and installations by the artists will be on view.

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