Posts Tagged ‘Shepard Fairey’

Openings: Edward Gorey and Art for Democracy

What's new this weekend in local arts.
It's a fruitful collision that only comes 'round once every four years: Halloween meets the presidential election. Accordingly, this weekend brings a couple of new arts events that plumb the spirit of both.
Beginning tonight, Happenstance Theater Company presents its annual Cabaret Macabre at the Round House Theatre in Silver [...]

Exit Through the Panda Pen

If an art form is dead once all it can do is comment on itself, well, it was nice knowing you, street art. The evidence? Look to the wheat-pasted surfaces of Washington, where spots that once could have contained “HOPE” posters and Andre the Giant decals now host parodies of the same. Instead of the stenciled [...]

Painting the Town: D.C.’s Introduction to “New Brow” Art Hits a Wall

Shane Pomajambo with works by Trevor Young, left, and Jessica Van Brakle.
It’s an unfortunate pitfall of hosting hundreds of street artists: Chances are, some of them might be inclined to take their art to the streets. And so it was that "G40: The Summit" in Crystal City, an exhibit of "New Brow" art curated by [...]

Arts in Review: The Year in Galleries

D.C.'s galleries began the year flogging hope—with a Shepard Fairey megaexhibit at Irvine Contemporary—and ended it with, um, chickens. For galleries, as with art institutions worldwide, times proved tough, but Washington's scene also saw moments of, well, hope. In her essay in our Arts in Review issue, critic Maura Judkis writes:
The market for luxury purchases [...]

McCartney, Killers, Cure Headline Coachella 2009

That's right. Coachella posted the full line up earlier today. Of all the stellar bands slated to burn up Indio, Calif., April 17-19, two of the three acts chosen to headline the festivities–I'm blogging at you, Paul McCartney and Robert Smith–haven't made an album worth listening to since most Coachella attendees were in diapers. As [...]