Group Exhibition featuring Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, Paul D. Miller
Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, October 18, 6-9PM
October 18 – December 6
1412 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 332-8767
Artists’ Dialogue at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Friday, October 17, 7PM
Art Meets Politics: Shepard Fairey and Al Farrow in Dialogue. Shepard Fairey and Al Farrow discuss their innovative work and reflect on the social and political issues that inspire them. Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, will moderate the discussion. A reception follows the program.
About the Artists
Shepard Fairey’s paintings and prints have been widely exhibited in galleries around the world, and his iconic street art, recognized worldwide under his Obey Giant identity, is now among the most widely known urban art of our time. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. His work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, TIME, Salon.com, The Los Angeles Times, Wired, Juxtapoz, Swindle, and many other publications. Two monographs on the artist’s work and career have been published by Gingko Press: Obey: Supply and Demand (2006) and E Pluribus Venom (2008). Shepard Fairey will have a retrospective exhibition at the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art in February, 2009. Shepard Fairey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives and works in Los Angeles.
Al Farrow has been a metal sculptor for 20 years, and his reliquaries and religious structures made from gun parts, bullets, and artillery shells, and human bone have been exhibited in San Francisco at the Catherine Clark Gallery, the Pulse-Miami art fair, and in major museums. His work is in many important collections around the world, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the De Young Museum, and major private collections in New York, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong. The De Young Museum in San Francisco will present a solo exhibition of his works in November, 2008. Al Farrow lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.
Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) is a conceptual artist, musician, and writer based in New York. Miller’s work as a media artist has been presented in multiple venues over the past ten years, including The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery (2008), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (November, 2007), the Venice Biennale (2007), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004), the Whitney Biennial (2001), Mass MOCA (2003/2004), and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (2002). As a musician, Miller has composed and recorded a huge volume of music (with a discography of over 100 titles), and he has collaborated with musicians and composers in almost every category from hip-hop, jazz, rock, electronic, and reggae to classical and conceptual. Miller has written two acclaimed books, Rhythm Science (MIT Press, 2004) and Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on sound art and contemporary music (MIT Press, 2008). Miller is currently working on film and sound projects on Antarctica, both a feature film with original music, Terra Nova: the Antarctic Suite, and an editioned multimedia video and graphics project, Manifesto for The People’s Republic of Antarctica, which will be presented in this exhibition.