Whino returns in 2011 for the second edition of G40. The first G40 art
summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over
the world and brought them to the DC metro area. By bringing all of
these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the
visitor to be fully immersed in over 2000 works by 500 artists organized
by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs.
year G40 explores not cultures but the genres which are on the
forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with
hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres
include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste
and 3D Installations.
G40 Art Summit is a unprecedented experience in the art world with its
scale and caliber of artists from around the world. This year the summit
comes to the city next to the U street corridor taking over an entire
25,000 sqft building and showcasing art on all of it 4 floors. From
over twenty artists showcasing 16’ Murals to traditionally displayed
artwork the summit will definitely have sensory overload requiring
multiple trips to take in all the treats for the eyes.
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2213-2217 14th street NW (the corner of 14th and W NW)
G40 Exhibit Schedule:
Exhibit runs: May 19th-June 17th, 2011
Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursdays and Friday: 7pm – Midnight
Saturdays: 12pm – 2am
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Brightest Young Things will curate unique special events in the space
six days a week (Tues-Sun) to include live music, dance parties, local
designer showcases and fashion events, photobooths, art workshops and
talks, stand up comedy, cult movie nights, record fairs and more, all
with the signature BYT flair.
Art Whino Gallery Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring
together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With
over 1200 artists in the
Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan
beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world.
Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from
emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most
leaders of many different genres. http://www.artwhino.com/
is a lil’ bit of local color on the canvas of life – a destination that promotes
the creativity and active lifestyles that d.c. embodies so well, while
supporting the passions that resonate within our city. the venue’s upcoming
schedule includes the likes of local d.c. musicians, artists, designers,
athletes and action sports enthusiasts who will all come together to share their
talents and experiences in this fully functional space throughout the months of
May and June.
Custom Vinyl Show
(Do It Yourself) Vinyls are the blank canvas of collectible toys.
Starting as a lifeless shape, artists conjure up characters with their
creative tools, transforming these figures into unique toys bearing the
mark of their creator. While most shows that feature these artists’
D.I.Y.s show several artists’ versions of the same given blank toy, this
customized vinyl show will turn the tables by highlighting the work of
this medium’s leading artists with various toys. G40 will team up with
Vinyl Artist, Sket-One to show the countless possibilities explored by
these artists; from simply painting the figures such as KidRobot’s
Munny, to morphing the collectibles beyond their vinyl beginnings.
Skateboard Art Show
have long been the means of expression for the skateboarding community.
With close ties to the beginnings of the new brow art scene in
California, the artistry seen on skatedecks as far back as the 1970s
strongly influenced members of this movement. For this reason we pay
respect to this community by exploring the many possibilities of the
skatedeck as work of art. Used in various media, from illustration to
three-dimensional sculpture, the board is the connecting theme and
protagonist throughout these pieces.
paste is an adhesive made of vegetable starch and water that has been
used for centuries as a means of adhering paper to a surface. The unique
quality of this paste is its ability to stick while still allowing for
peeling off without ripping. Historically, the adhesive was used by
activists and various subculture proponents for flypost propaganda and
for advertisement posters. In the Street Art culture this paste is used
as a means of adhering works, previously created on paper, to a city
wall. For this reason, this art form is known as “wheatpasting”. We will
exhibit the work of artists pushing the envelope in this evolving art
art has long been used by street artists as the weapon of choice for
expressing themselves on the endless canvas of the urban fabric. Because
of the need for quickness in public spaces, stencils began as simple
cut outs and only involved one or few layers of stencils. With the
spread of the new brow art movement stencils have evolved to become an
involved process with sometimes as many as 350 layers. This group show
will highlight the freshest methods and techniques as well as the ever
growing subject matter portrayed by these artists.
has the power to alter perception. Larger than life scale creates a
feeling of surrealism, as the viewer becomes aware that what the eye is
seeing is unreal. This mural show will challenge a group of artists to
create an 8’ x 16’ work of art. These pieces will allow the one to step
into the artist’s creation through their colossal scale and create an
environment that is other worldly for the viewer.
John L. Sullivan Themed Show
L. Sullivan, also known as the Boston Strong Boy is last heavyweight
champion of bare-knuckle boxing back in the 1800's. He was the first
American sports hero to become a national celebrity and the first
American athlete to earn over one million dollars. With over 450 fights
under his belt he is the stuff of legends. We bring back this legend
130 years later with the first group art show honoring this American
icon. With over 40 artist interpretations of this figure, the
representations of the lost art form of good ole bare-knuckle fighting
will be diverse and always legendary.
project is back, bringing a group of artists that will transform this
DC office building into art itself through incredible site specific
installations. These artists use the space as their canvas, and
transform it into an environment that takes the viewers’ art experience
to whole new level.