Piece of the Story – Featuring the Work of Alex Goldstein – Owner/Gallery Director of The Fridge

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Piece of the Story – Featuring the Work of Alex Goldstein – Owner/Gallery Director of The Fridge

Goldstein:

My recent work reflects the heavily graphic design-influenced style with the visual and text-based themes I have been working with for many years in the streets of NY and DC.

I use two multi-layered images repeated in differing viewpoints: a boy with hand grenade, inspired by Diane Arbus, and a girl with two guns blazing. “These are images of empowerment and rage.  I’m a staunch pacifist.  I’m terrified of guns, but I’m obsessed with these images because of the part that they play in our society.”

Goldsteirn’s work will be exhibited in his first-ever solo show – titled “Exclamation Point” – at his Gallery, The Fridge, opening December 1 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.  Goldstein will present paintings on paper, mixed media, and a new mural on the exterior walls of The Fridge.  One hundred stencil and spray paint works on paper will be displayed in the gallery.  The exhibition will evolve over the course of the month; buyers are invited to take the works directly off the walls instead of waiting until the exhibit comes down.  The show runs through December 30.

The Fridge is at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003 – two blocks from Eastern Market metro.  He can be reached at:www.thefridgedc.com

Ed. – capitolhillcorner.org feature “Piece of the Story” presents an image of a work by a Capitol Hill artist and a paragraph written by the artist explaining how the piece tells the story of the artist’s recent work.  If you are interested in contributing, please submit an image and 200-300 words, including any biographical info and any venue where your work can be viewed, as well as contact information to: ljjanezich@hotmail.com

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