DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Watergate Gallery -- Exhibit: Reclamation:
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Description of Pictures: Watergate Gallery
Aug. 29 - Sept. 26, 2020
Three of the area's most exciting artists hold a joint show.
Absurdly Well, Erik White and Divorce Culture represent a new face of art in the District.
Absurdly Well has been featured on CNN, NBC and in the Washington Post.
White owns a thriving atelier in Ocean City, Maryland.
Divorce Culture has been creating iconic, politically charged artwork on the streets and in galleries in Washington DC since 2008.
Watergate equals politics equals art -- "Reclamation" features street and primitive styles
Washington, D.C. -- Reparations, resistance, reprisal -- these are the nouns of upheaval.
Do you not feel the change afoot? A new generation of activists and artists march in droves, with phalanxes not seen since the civil rights movement, deposing false idols; myriad of declarative expressions exhort an awakening, both socially and politically. Much like the fate of their fore-fathers and fore-mothers, time will bare their commitment to radical progress.
Reclamation, Watergate Gallery's upcoming group exhibition opening on August 29th, posits three District artists at the present civil discourse. Absurdly Well and Divorce Culture are tenured street artists, celebrating print, graffiti, and wheatpaste styles with a regiment of public works -- messages from the misrepresented margins of our nation's capital --encroaching the superstructure of Congress. Erik White, the cool itinerant of the trio, assembles primitive paintings, like X-rays, offering insight into the debasement of the black body, requiems for the legend of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Space is a hot commodity in DC. Barricaded streets, and wooden sheaths placed on shuttered storefronts create more canvas for guerrilla artists but cause other works to be lost in translation. "I'm stoked to be able to show art in a space during a time when there's so much going on," said White. This triad of creators does not take the gallery setting for granted.
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August 29 - September 26, 2020
Three of the area's most exciting artists hold a joint show. Absurdly Well, Erik White and Divorce Culture represent a new face of art in the District. Absurdly Well has been featured on CNN, NBC and in the Washington Post. White owns a thriving atelier in Ocean City, Maryland. Divorce Culture has been creating iconic, politically charged artwork on the streets and in galleries in Washington DC since 2008.
WGRECL_200829_015.JPG: Absurdly Well
WGRECL_200829_030.JPG: Absurdly Well
WGRECL_200829_043.JPG: Divorce Culture
Winter Time Blues
WGRECL_200829_047.JPG: Divorce Culture
Man Verses Nature
WGRECL_200829_058.JPG: Absurdly Well
Steaming Hot Crabs
WGRECL_200829_063.JPG: Absurdly Well
WGRECL_200829_070.JPG: Absurdly Well
WGRECL_200829_076.JPG: Absurdly Well
The Goya Can Sketch
WGRECL_200829_082.JPG: Erik White
Rustic Pink Palm
WGRECL_200829_094.JPG: Divorce Culture
A Tale of Two Cities
WGRECL_200829_099.JPG: Erik White
WGRECL_200829_103.JPG: Erik White
WGRECL_200829_106.JPG: Divorce Culture
WGRECL_200829_111.JPG: Absurdly Well
WGRECL_200829_121.JPG: Divorce Culture
Hopes and Dreams
WGRECL_200829_134.JPG: Absurdly Well
DC City Blues
WGRECL_200829_156.JPG: Divorce Culture
Blue Lines and Chalk Dust Part 2
WGRECL_200829_175.JPG: Erik White
WGRECL_200829_178.JPG: Divorce Culture
Their Greed is Killing Us
WGRECL_200829_183.JPG: Divorce Culture
WGRECL_200829_191.JPG: Erik White
WGRECL_200829_202.JPG: Divorce Culture
In the Pines
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