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G40 Art Summit 2013

Exhibit runs: Sept 13th - October 6th, 2013

BLIND WHINO: SW Arts Club

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2013 G40 Art Summit
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About The G40          Calendar of Events          DC Mural Project
G40 Artists           Exhibit Hours


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A New Community Arts Club in Southwest DC: G40 Art Summit & Premiere Events Venue

Month Long 500+ Low Brow Art Exhibit and Musical Performances


Art Whino returns in 2013 for the fourth edition of the G40 Art Summit. This year Art Whino will be teaming up with Suite Nation to present a month-long, multi- experiential Art Summit with musical performances throughout the month.  This year’s theme is the “Art of transformation” and the exploration of reclaimed spaces and objects.  The location of this year’s Summit will be an all surrounding art experience with every inch of the space covered with awe inspiring works of art.  The building itself has a rich background. Completed by James A. Boyce over a 12-year period in 1875, it exemplifies an eclectic mix of Victorian and Romanesque architectural styles combined with Gothic Revival and Queen Anne elements.  The building has remained vacant for two decades and is now coming back to life inside and out, following its external and internal revival this past fall and spring.

 

Art Whino commissioned Atlanta based artist HENSE to complete a full building mural wrap resulting in the building’s current lively, colorful and graphic appearance. Following this intervention, Art Whino teamed up with Australian mural artist, MEGGS, to create a mural that covers what will be the performance space on the second floor of the building; the mural covers the entire room from floor to ceiling with bursts of primary color and stylized imagery in bold black outlines.  Just like in past years, the G40 will be a massive exhibit featuring over 300 artists and 500 works from around the globe.  The exhibition will feature canvas work from artists, installation walls, installation rooms and full size 10’ murals. The sheer size of the exhibit will require multiple visits to take in the full experience. Events throughout the month will allow visitors to return to the space and continue their exhibition experience, including various opportunities to meet featured artists and attend a wide variety of programming, from musical performances to social events.

 

Heineken joins the team this year as a official sponsor of this year's Summit.  Following the successful debut of the Heineken Mural Project during Miami’s 2012 Art Basel, the company continues with the project in Washington D.C. and hosts the Heineken Lounge at the G40 host venue. Heineken Lounge attendees will get a chance to meet and see the work of the Heineken Mural Artists in a sensory-stimulating space while enjoying Heineken product and snagging giveaways.  Heineken’s commitment to supporting mural art makes the company an ideal supporter of G40. The lounge will have a DJ and furniture for people to relax and chill surrounded by art and music. In addition to this lounge, Heineken be will activating four blank walls throughout Washington DC that will be part of the  Heineken Mural Project. These full facade murals will be completed by the same four artists that will create murals at G40’s Heineken Lounge,  in this way connecting back to the event space and acting both as an art piece that encourages and inspires creativity in the community and as an art piece that spreads awareness of the month long G40 event.

 


In accordance with the gallery’s mission to support, promote and grow Washington DC’s arts scene we are also proud to announce that Art Whino will have a permanent presence in Washington DC with the establishment of BLIND WHINO: SW Arts Club. Blind Whino is our non-profit venture which will provide a wide range of programming at 700 Delaware Ave.  Programming will range from Art Workshops to Art Events.  The building will also serve as a beacon that exemplifies the positive impact that mural art can have on a community.  HENSE’s exterior mural created a catalyst for new life for this building and MEGG’s recently completed mural proliferates this life into the interior of the empty building with its graphic primary colors and colossal scale. The Art Club at the 700 Delaware building will inspire the community to spread the arts throughout Washington DC. 


Help us reach our goal, visit our fundraising page below and find out how you can contribute to this year’s G40 Summit

 


Video

 

 

About the 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 1000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs.  In 2011 G40 explored the media of art 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.  In 2012 the theme was the "Art of the Mural".  Traveling to Richmond, VA. and inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond as well as having six exhibits in pop up galleries along the main street of the arts district. With two dimensional work and installations by each mural artist, these shows offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists' work.

 

 

Event Location

734 1st St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Located less than one mile from the US Capitol, within 4 blocks of 2 Metro Stations


G40 Exhibit Schedule:

Exhibit runs: Sept 13th - October 6th,  2013


G40 Exhibit Hours:

Friday: 7pm – 11pm

Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm

Sundays: 12pm – 6pm

 

 

 

 

Photos of performance space by MEGGS:

 

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About the Artist:

MEGGS

Growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, David 'Meggs' Hooke, immersed himself in the worlds of drawing, cartoons, sci-fi films and skateboarding. In 2000 Meggs graduated from University with a Bachelor of Design and soon after became recognized for stencils and poster art on the streets of Melbourne. In 2004 Meggs became a founding member of the renowned 'Everfresh Studio' a unique collective of street artists known for large amounts of collaborative street work and aerosol murals. In 2010 Meggs art directed and designed the 'Everfresh:Blackbook' a 254 page publication documenting the studio’s members, lifestyle and artworks from 2004-2010.The Everfresh Crew have more recently had collective artworks exhibited as part of 'Space Invaders' at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, as well as being the first artists to exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria's (NGV) new NGVStudio space at Federation Square in Melbourne. Thus confirming this unique group’s status as historically documented pioneering artists within Australia's 'graffiti & street-art' culture.

 

 

Exterior photos of mural by HENSE:

 

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About the Artist

 

HENSE
Born and raised in Atlanta, Brewer has been painting for about twenty years. He developed much of his technique in the street as a prolific graffiti artist and later muralist, working under the moniker HENSE. Atlantans have long enjoyed his verve for capturing the energy of place in commissioned public art for the City of Atlanta on the Beltline, the Shops Around Lenox, and for the permanent collection of public art at the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Brewer has also painted in numerous U.S. cities outside of Atlanta and abroad in Spain, France, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, Tokyo, Taipei, and Barcelona. His client list also includes AOL, Adidas, Sprite, Hilton Hotels, TED, T-Mobile, Ford, and Kia. Brewer recently erected a large installation at the Museum of Design Atlanta and at the of July begins a large mural at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. After a humble beginning roaming the roads with a spray paint can as a young man, his career has recently exploded like the pastel shapes and scribbles of his paintings. Selected exhibitions and projects include “Soft Light,” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA, (2008); Mark Making in Black and White, Sandler Hudson Gallery, (2011); “Letters First,” Tokyo, Taipei and Barcelona, (2006); “Skate it or Hang it,” Museum of Design Atlanta, (2012); Public mural, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, (2012); Float, Public mural, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, (2011); Loose, Public mural, RVASAF, Richmond, VA, 2012. Brewer lives and works in Atlanta, GA  

 


About The G40          Calendar of Events          DC Mural Project
G40 Artists           Exhibit Hours

interior_exterior_g40_B

A New Community Arts Club in Southwest DC: G40 Art Summit & Premiere Events Venue

Month Long 500+ Low Brow Art Exhibit and Musical Performances


Art Whino returns in 2013 for the fourth edition of the G40 Art Summit. This year Art Whino will be teaming up with Suite Nation to present a month-long, multi- experiential Art Summit with musical performances throughout the month.  This year’s theme is the “Art of transformation” and the exploration of reclaimed spaces and objects.  The location of this year’s Summit will be an all surrounding art experience with every inch of the space covered with awe inspiring works of art.  The building itself has a rich background. Completed by James A. Boyce over a 12-year period in 1875, it exemplifies an eclectic mix of Victorian and Romanesque architectural styles combined with Gothic Revival and Queen Anne elements.  The building has remained vacant for two decades and is now coming back to life inside and out, following its external and internal revival this past fall and spring.

 

Art Whino commissioned Atlanta based artist HENSE to complete a full building mural wrap resulting in the building’s current lively, colorful and graphic appearance. Following this intervention, Art Whino teamed up with Australian mural artist, MEGGS, to create a mural that covers what will be the performance space on the second floor of the building; the mural covers the entire room from floor to ceiling with bursts of primary color and stylized imagery in bold black outlines.  Just like in past years, the G40 will be a massive exhibit featuring over 300 artists and 500 works from around the globe.  The exhibition will feature canvas work from artists, installation walls, installation rooms and full size 10’ murals. The sheer size of the exhibit will require multiple visits to take in the full experience. Events throughout the month will allow visitors to return to the space and continue their exhibition experience, including various opportunities to meet featured artists and attend a wide variety of programming, from musical performances to social events.

 

Heineken joins the team this year as a official sponsor of this year's Summit.  Following the successful debut of the Heineken Mural Project during Miami’s 2012 Art Basel, the company continues with the project in Washington D.C. and hosts the Heineken Lounge at the G40 host venue. Heineken Lounge attendees will get a chance to meet and see the work of the Heineken Mural Artists in a sensory-stimulating space while enjoying Heineken product and snagging giveaways.  Heineken’s commitment to supporting mural art makes the company an ideal supporter of G40. The lounge will have a DJ and furniture for people to relax and chill surrounded by art and music. In addition to this lounge, Heineken be will activating four blank walls throughout Washington DC that will be part of the  Heineken Mural Project. These full facade murals will be completed by the same four artists that will create murals at G40’s Heineken Lounge,  in this way connecting back to the event space and acting both as an art piece that encourages and inspires creativity in the community and as an art piece that spreads awareness of the month long G40 event.

 


In accordance with the gallery’s mission to support, promote and grow Washington DC’s arts scene we are also proud to announce that Art Whino will have a permanent presence in Washington DC with the establishment of BLIND WHINO: SW Arts Club. Blind Whino is our non-profit venture which will provide a wide range of programming at 700 Delaware Ave.  Programming will range from Art Workshops to Art Events.  The building will also serve as a beacon that exemplifies the positive impact that mural art can have on a community.  HENSE’s exterior mural created a catalyst for new life for this building and MEGG’s recently completed mural proliferates this life into the interior of the empty building with its graphic primary colors and colossal scale. The Art Club at the 700 Delaware building will inspire the community to spread the arts throughout Washington DC. 


Help us reach our goal, visit our fundraising page below and find out how you can contribute to this year’s G40 Summit

 


Video

 

 

About the 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 1000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs.  In 2011 G40 explored the media of art 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.  In 2012 the theme was the "Art of the Mural".  Traveling to Richmond, VA. and inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond as well as having six exhibits in pop up galleries along the main street of the arts district. With two dimensional work and installations by each mural artist, these shows offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists' work.

 

 

Event Location

734 1st St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Located less than one mile from the US Capitol, within 4 blocks of 2 Metro Stations


G40 Exhibit Schedule:

Exhibit runs: Sept 13th - October 6th,  2013


G40 Exhibit Hours:

Friday: 7pm – 11pm

Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm

Sundays: 12pm – 6pm

 

 

 

 

Photos of performance space by MEGGS:

 

AW_Church_1

AW_Church_4

AW_Church_5

AW_Church_8

 

About the Artist:

MEGGS

Growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, David 'Meggs' Hooke, immersed himself in the worlds of drawing, cartoons, sci-fi films and skateboarding. In 2000 Meggs graduated from University with a Bachelor of Design and soon after became recognized for stencils and poster art on the streets of Melbourne. In 2004 Meggs became a founding member of the renowned 'Everfresh Studio' a unique collective of street artists known for large amounts of collaborative street work and aerosol murals. In 2010 Meggs art directed and designed the 'Everfresh:Blackbook' a 254 page publication documenting the studio’s members, lifestyle and artworks from 2004-2010.The Everfresh Crew have more recently had collective artworks exhibited as part of 'Space Invaders' at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, as well as being the first artists to exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria's (NGV) new NGVStudio space at Federation Square in Melbourne. Thus confirming this unique group’s status as historically documented pioneering artists within Australia's 'graffiti & street-art' culture.

 

 

Exterior photos of mural by HENSE:

 

IMG_5404sm

IMG_3977sm

IMG_5403sm

IMG_7456sm

IMG_5419_sm

IMG_3487sm

 

 

About the Artist

 

HENSE
Born and raised in Atlanta, Brewer has been painting for about twenty years. He developed much of his technique in the street as a prolific graffiti artist and later muralist, working under the moniker HENSE. Atlantans have long enjoyed his verve for capturing the energy of place in commissioned public art for the City of Atlanta on the Beltline, the Shops Around Lenox, and for the permanent collection of public art at the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Brewer has also painted in numerous U.S. cities outside of Atlanta and abroad in Spain, France, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, Tokyo, Taipei, and Barcelona. His client list also includes AOL, Adidas, Sprite, Hilton Hotels, TED, T-Mobile, Ford, and Kia. Brewer recently erected a large installation at the Museum of Design Atlanta and at the of July begins a large mural at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. After a humble beginning roaming the roads with a spray paint can as a young man, his career has recently exploded like the pastel shapes and scribbles of his paintings. Selected exhibitions and projects include “Soft Light,” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA, (2008); Mark Making in Black and White, Sandler Hudson Gallery, (2011); “Letters First,” Tokyo, Taipei and Barcelona, (2006); “Skate it or Hang it,” Museum of Design Atlanta, (2012); Public mural, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, (2012); Float, Public mural, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, (2011); Loose, Public mural, RVASAF, Richmond, VA, 2012. Brewer lives and works in Atlanta, GA