Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PAST: ART: The DC Latino Art Collective Exhibit at the Fridge FRI, May 4th - SUN, May 27th, Free

Works by The DC Latino Collective on view at The Fridge
Friday, May 4th - Sunday, May 27th

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12:00pm - 8:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Fridge will present a group show featuring the DC Latino Art Collective whose artists draw their inspiration from Kahlo, Rivera, Dali and Picasso. "The DC Latino Collective is more than your typical art collective – they’re a family. The Collective is part of a larger, tight-knit community of artists creating poetry, music, plays, paintings and more. These artists represent the creative community coming out of the Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods for the past 30 years."

The DC Latino Collective is brothers Mauricio Lopez and UNJUANTED (Juan Lopez) and their compatriot Vicente Herrera. The artists will present 30 new paintings on canvas in styles such as surrealism and abstract expressionism, inspired by artists including Picasso, Salvador Dali, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The works express wonder, family, memories. You’ll be struck first by the rich colors – the art is saturated with crimson, olive, saffron, indigo – and the distinct viewpoint of each artist, rooted in their shared histories.

Save the date!
Quique Aviles hosts a night of bilingual poetry
Saturday, May 26th

The Fridge 
516 1/2 8th St, SE in the rear alley
Metro: Eastern Market 

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