Museum Shows

Faux Sho'

Islip Art Museum

October 5 - December 28, 2014

50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

Reception: November 9, from 1-4pm
Curated by Beth Giacummo

Faux Sho' promotes contemporary artists exploring methods and materials that highlight illusionism of all forms to fool the viewers' eye. Work exhibited will translate and redefine traditional trompe l'oeil realism. Faux Sho' exaggerates the false and recreates urban textures, street art parodies and scenes from life into two and three-dimensional imitations. 

Artists Featured: Avital Burg, Kate Clark, Hannah Cole, Tim Conlon, A.J. Fries, Daniel Greene, Do Ho Suh, Robert C. Jackson, Brett Kern, Ben Owens, Naomi Safran-Hon, Mary Sweeney, Courtney Young, Dean West & Nathan Sawaya

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Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s

Corcoran Gallery of Art

February 23, 2013 – April 7, 2013

500 17th Street, NW

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.

The exhibition explores the visual culture of the “other D.C.,” demonstrating its place in the history of street art as well as that of America’s capital city. In the midst of notorious problems with drugs and corruption, D.C. gave birth to an infectious visual culture captured in the exhibition through posters, graffiti, graphic art, archival photographs, and ephemera. Pump Me Up tells a local history from a local point of view, while providing a framework for the contemporary surge of interest in street art and underground graphics.

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Art in the Streets

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

April 17, 2011 - August 8, 2011

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art, April 17 through August 8, 2011, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. Following MOCA's presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Brooklyn Museum, where it will be on view March 30–July 8, 2012.

MEMBERS' OPENING Saturday, April 16, 7–10pm The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Join us for another legendary opening party at MOCA as we premier Art in the Streets, featuring performances by the stars of the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style—Busy Bee, Cold Crush Brothers with Grandmaster Caz—and the award-winning B-Boy crew from Los Angeles, Killafornia. Cash bar. INFO 213/621-1794 or membership1@moca.org FREE for MOCA members, $25 for additional guests

Location: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 152 North Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Museum Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Admission: General admission is $10 for adults; $5 for students with an I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for MOCA members, children under 12, active military, jurors with I.D., and everyone on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213.626.6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.

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Berlin Wall - Express Yourself

Newseum

November 8, 2009

11am - 5pm

555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20006

Talk and Draw - The New York Times'Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Washington artist Tim Conlon will be on hand for a talk-and-draw demonstration of graffiti styles and techniques and discuss how graffiti has been used as a form of protest. Conlon - whose work has been featured in museums and galleries across the country - will also discuss the artists who risked their lives to paint the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.

Express Yourself - Annenberg Theater Lobby, Level 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exercise your freedom of expression by painting your own message on the Newseum's re-creation of the Berlin Wall.

Hands-On - Learning Center, Concourse Level, Noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Try your hand at being a graffiti artist and learn techniques from Tim Conlon. Space is limited to 35 visitors per session. Tickets are available at the information desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Recycled Meaning: Oil and Water

Corcoran Gallery of Art

October 29, 2009 

Thursday 6:30pm - 9pm

500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006

View Corcoran's Current Exhibitions: Sargent and the Sea as well as Edward Burtynsky: Oil and "Recycled Meaning: Oil and Water" f/ local artists Brandon Hill, Aniekan Udofia, Tim Conlon & Chanel Compton Music by Maureen Andary & Kev. O Curated by Peter Chang & Shyree Mezick

Experience Art Salon with four of DC's contemporary visual artists as they react to and interact with the Corcoran's two current exhibitions. This juxtaposition of the old and new will evoke thought and conversation. Art Salon is modeled after the Paris salons of the late 19th century to inspire and provoke the minds of the creative community.

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