Hello my name is – Opens at The Fridge Tomorrow, Saturday, April 2

Hello my name is by HKS 181

Hello my name is by HKS 181

Juan Pineda, one of the graffiti artists participating in the Hello my name is show works on a piece on The Fridge exterior

HELLO my name is Opens Saturday at The Fridge

Ed.  Larry Janezich

Opening Reception: March 2, 7 – 11pm

Film Screening: March 10, 1 – 3pm

Exhibit Book Launch and Panel Discussion: March 23, 1 – 3pm

HELLO my name is will showcase the foundation of modern graffiti: the name.

To create HELLO my name is, a list of eighty artists from across the Americas and UK was compiled by DC graffiti legends ULTRA and CHE KGB. Each of these artists has received a canvas with an illustration of a “HELLO my name is” sticker that they will paint and return to the gallery. The resulting collection of works is the chance to see the breadth and depth of graffiti artists working across the US and abroad today.

From the start of the graffiti movement in the late 60’s to early 70’s, the act of painting a nickname has become a worldwide radical, infectious act. Repetition and size equal strength, fame and might, and in this collection of works the floor-to-ceiling canvassed walls will represent where graffiti came from and where it stands today.

On the tails of the Corcoran’s Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 80s retrospective, HELLO my name is is set to exhibit the contemporary counterpart of this movement.

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