Picked by: RB
Why: Because they serve both art, and beer, without pretense.
Opening Reception: April 10 from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Fridge DC is proud to present Black in Black, a collaboration between Tim Conlon and Mark Jenkins. Artwork will include sculpture, paintings and prints. Conlon and Jenkins will also create an outdoor installation.
Black in Black fuses the artists’ two distinct styles: Conlon typically uses a gamut of color, whereas Jenkins prefers a transparent, muted range. Jenkins and Conlon settled on ‘shades of black’ to allow their styles to merge in their collaborative works. Many of the pieces portray a dark-sided humor that the two artists share. Works include a tree growing out of a dead newspaper box, a baby controlling a pair of police officer legs, and The Blaster (pictured above) seemingly at war with the rest of the show.
About The Artists
Tim Conlon (Washington DC) is a graffiti artist known internationally for his large-scale murals and graffiti art. His style humorously incorporates pop culture icons and characters. His work has been featured in various media, including LA Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. His exhibits include Recognize at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (2008) and most recently he curated Bombs Away in Berlin (2009).
Mark Jenkins (Washington DC) is an artist whose focus has been on creating street installations. Projects include homeless polar bears, tape babies, parking meter lollipops and traffic circle merry-go-rounds. Jenkins has exhibited internationally in major cities including London, Sao Paulo, Moscow, and Tokyo.
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