Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New temporary art gallery on 13th Street

This sounds pretty cool -- the website readysetdc is holding an art show at a temporary gallery in a newly renovated house. The show, called Activation 2719 (after the address) is at the corner of 13th and Girard, and runs from Feb 6 - 20. The opening reception is this Saturday (the 6th) and you have to RSVP here.

Artists include Tim “Con” Conlon, DECOY, James Walker, Emily Green Liddle, Bryan Rojsuontikul, Aniekan Udofia, Batool AlShomran, and No Kings Collective. There will also be bands and DJs.

The event is also hosted by No Kings Collective and sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery and CommonWealth Gastropub. Here's more from their press release:
Activation 2719 is a rare opportunity for the artist to curate themselves, with themes that reflect their own personal style and background. Artist were asked to produce ‘site specific’ small collections of work to best be reflective of what makes their work both current and cutting edge. The range of works, genres, and mediums within Activation 2719 are as diverse as the artist themselves. These artists are contemporary in their niche while also pushing boundaries in art, both local and nationally. The common thread of these artists is their instantly recognizable use of intense color and topics within in their works, from the dynamic clean duct tape works and installations of artist Bryan Rojsuontikul to the graphic pen style and social commentary seen within the work of Aniekan Udofia. Activation 2719 promises to be unforgettable merger of style and character. The opening event will start at 6pm and will include a bar, food provided by Commonwealth Gastropub, and musical entertainment for the evening. Music on the 6th will be performed by DJ Fleg and also DJ Tom Lim, with a special vocal performance by Sheena Alexis and Bull Fight Academy. Additional sponsorship provided by Fathom Creative.

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