April 5, 2013 – April 21, 2013
TUESDAY - SUNDAY, 11 to 6PM until April 21
Location: Contemporary Wing 906 H Street, NE 20002 Washington, DC
MUMBO SAUCE is an art exhibition planned in response to PUMP ME UP – D.C. subculture of the 1980s, an art exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art curated by Roger Gastman that will open February 22, 2013. Curated by Lauren Gentile, owner of Contemporary Wing gallery, and Roger Gastman, MUMBO SAUCE is a survey of artists who have, or once had, deep roots in Washington, D.C. The exhibition will be an exploration and commentary on how the environment of Go-Go, graffiti, punk, hardcore, graphic design and fine art has influenced their work.
Mumbo Sauce is a red, sweet, and tangy sauce, thinner than barbeque sauce and similar to plum sauce. Arguably indigenous to Washington, D.C., the condiment is found in carry outs throughout D.C. and the surrounding metro areas. Mumbo Sauce is a part of the African American culture and is the flavor of home for true D.C. natives.
Just like the sense of identity that Mumbo Sauce carries for D.C., the artists featured in the exhibit will be creating new works and tribute installations surveying their relationships and remembrances from living and working in the Capital. The participating artists are BORF, Richard Colman, Cynthia Connolly, Tim Conlon, COOL "DISCO" DAN, Mark Jenkins, Globe Poster Archive, Clark Fox, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike and Robin Rose.
The art will be in various media and for sale.
Opening, Friday, April 5
4 - 6pm Press Preview (private)
6 - 10pm Reception (artists in attendance)
7 - 10pm Music by DJ Stereo Faith