September 17, 2011
Location: Art Whino Gallery 120 American Way National Harbor, MD 20745
Reception begins at 8pm
Show end date: October 16th
The event is FREE and open to the public.
Derailed 2, a solo exhibition featuring aerosol artist Tim Conlon. Derailed 2 pays homage to the artist’s almost twenty-year love affair with freight train graffiti art. In this new exhibition, Conlon will showcase a series of new works including life-size aerosol paintings of aged freight cars; weathered model trains featuring scaled-to-size graffiti in the bright colors and iconic characters for which Conlon is best known; and contemporary photographs of trains and their environs.
About Derailed 2 Conlon says, “I discovered freight train graffiti as a college kid in Baltimore just as the scene was emerging. As one of the biggest port cities on the East Coast, commercial cargo regularly arrived on large ships in Baltimore Harbor and was transferred to freight trains headed toward big cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Train cars were everywhere and as an art student with in interest in graffiti, it was easy to get hooked on this revolving art gallery.”