Derailed 2 - September 17, 2011

"Derailed 2"
The Solo Show of Tim Conlon

Derailed 2, a solo exhibition featuring aerosol artist Tim Conlon. Derailed 2 pays homage to the artist’s almost twenty-year love affair with freight train graffiti art. In this new exhibition, Conlon will showcase a series of new works including life-size aerosol paintings of aged freight cars; weathered model trains featuring scaled-to-size graffiti in the bright colors and iconic characters for which Conlon is best known; and contemporary photographs of trains and their environs.

About Derailed 2 Conlon says, “I discovered freight train graffiti as a college kid in Baltimore just as the scene was emerging. As one of the biggest port cities on the East Coast, commercial cargo regularly arrived on large ships in Baltimore Harbor and was transferred to freight trains headed toward big cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Train cars were everywhere and as an art student with in interest in graffiti, it was easy to get hooked on this revolving art gallery.”

About the Artist

Conlon is best known for his large-scale murals and canvases. He was one of two aerosol artists featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture and recently was featured and had a small curatorial role in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art in the Streets exhibit. Works by Conlon have also been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Art Basel in Miami, Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, and numerous other galleries. He has been featured in dozens of publications, websites, and other media outlets including Smithsonian Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, NPR, DC Modern Luxury, American Observer, Paste Magazine, the DCist blog, and The Examiner. Conlon posts regular missives about art and culture both local and global on his website and blog,





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