Posts Tagged ‘The Fridge’

Pussy Riot and Pixellation in a Parallel World: Ben Tolman’s “Fiction” at the Fridge

Upon viewing Ben Tolman’s tightly compact, illustrative drawings, words like "meticulous" and "methodical" spring to mind. Fastidious details, like the alternating textures of tents against a sullied patch of terrain in Camp or the careful fidelity rendered to the backhoe loader in Hole, are emblematic of the D.C. artist’s style and apparent to viewers who have followed [...]

Openings: Contractions, “Grid, Sequence Me”

After a holiday hiatus, the first weekend of 2013 brings quite a few buzzy openings.
Opening Saturday at Flashpoint Gallery, Grid, Sequence Me turns the gallery into an animation installation by artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy. It combines images of cross-sectioned buildings with small pieces of D. C. architecture, with phrases gleaned from housing websites [...]

Openings: “Exclamation Point” at The Fridge, Erica Rebollar’s “Space Junk”

It's definitely the holiday season in D.C., and if you can't tell just by walking outside, the arts will remind you: 'Tis the season for Christmas-themed ballets, plays, and exploding pine trees. But anyone who wants to skirt holiday cheer needn't stay at home.
Saturday, the Fridge's owner and director Alex Goldstein unveils his first solo show, "Exclamation [...]

Bows Are So Hot Right Now: Dispatches from Hello Kitty for President and Decoy at The Fridge

Take it from me. Bows are going to be huge this season.
I’m basing this on two events I checked out Saturday night: The opening of street artist Decoy’s new exhibit at the Fridge and a VIP party at the Hello Kitty for President headquarters.
Yes, Hello Kitty, the Japanese cartoon character, has thrown her giant pink [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Tarbaby’s Shapeshifting Brilliance

I didn't bring my notebook when I saw Tarbaby at The Fridge Saturday night. I wasn't planning to write a review—just wanted to check out the scene of CapitalBop's Jazz Loft at the Capitol Hill arts space.* But the experiments wrought by the young power trio (pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis, drummer Nasheet Waits) were [...]

The Fridge Plans a Shuttle Between (e)merge Art Fair and DIY Events

The timing of this weekend's (e)merge art fair is just right for The Fridge's Alex Goldstein. He says his current Ben Tolman show is among the best exhibits he's run since opening the Fridge in 2009. So he's pleased that, at least for this weekend, D.C. will feel like a major destination for contemporary art.
Unfortunately, Goldstein says, [...]

All Month: Fresh Produce Festival of Live Art at the Fridge

Give the Fridge credit for eclecticism: The Fresh Produce Festival of Live Art kicks off tonight at the Barracks Row art space and venue, with a month's worth of discipline-hopping programming to follow. Tonight's event features frequent City Paper subjects Bluebrain alongside magician Francis Menotti, actress and performance artist Emma Jaster, Contradiction Dance, and cabaret [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Taking on the Tea Partiers and Overexposed Celebrities

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a list of free and low cost things to do tonight through Wednesday night from Free in DC. Enjoy!
Tonight
The Constellation Theatre Company holds a free staged reading of Tales of Twisted Love at Source, 1835 14th St. NW, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be handed out starting at 7 p.m.
AlterNet's [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Living Green, Art Openings Galore, and More!

Happy rainy Thursday! Hope these free events from Free in DC help to brighten your day–and the weekend ahead!
Tonight
Swing by Busboys and Poets at 14th & V NW for the opening of Derek Brown's photo exhibit, "Imagining the Muslim World", from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Greater Goods, at 1626 U St. NW, hosts a Green Living Workshop on "15 [...]

Last Weekend for Borf’s Show at The Fridge

This weekend may be the last chance for a while to see the artwork of John Tsombikos—aka Borf-–indoors.  Since the 2008 closing of the Bobby Fisher Memorial Building, Borf-and-company’s makeshift gallery on North Capitol Street, D.C.’s best known graffiti artist (and onetime City Paper contributor) has been without a permanent home. After laying low for [...]

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