On 14, Jul 2015 | In | By tfdcadmin
The Fridge Presents
DC Street Sticker Expo 2.0
Curated by iwillnot
July 18 – August 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Opening July 18 from 6 – 10pm, The Fridge Presents DC Street Sticker Expo 2.0, a showcase of over 500 artists work from across the globe!
Sticker artist and curator iwillnot returns to The Fridge with the DC Street Sticker Expo II featuring the largest sticker combo wall in the District’s history as well as a series of select small and large-scale adhesive artworks from featured artists. Select items, such as a complete dining room set, will also be “sticker bombed” by the curator and on view.
Covering 300 square feet, the combo wall will feature an estimated 50,000 stickers from 300 artists based around the world. While artists based in the United States make up the largest contributing group, artists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Japan, Mexico and Germany as well as areas in central and eastern Europe have contributed works.
Featured artists have been selected by the curator to contribute works that will be framed and hung for sale. Additional featured artists will be selected by a jury of Washington, DC-based fine and sticker artists from the open call for submissions.
iwillnot’s first DC Street Sticker Expo was presented by The Fridge in 2012. Read more in the Washington Post.
“I’ve noticed positive changes quantity and quality of the work I’m receiving for the second exhibition. Sticker art communities are growing around the world. The number of submissions I’ve received from the Washington, DC area alone has quadrupled, the number from Canada has doubled, and I’ve seen a spike in submissions from Australia.
The volume of submissions made through traditional fine art processes such as screen printing as well as handdrawn and painted stickers has increased substantially. These artists are creating sticker art at home as opposed to developing pieces with the intent for mass production through commercial printers,” says iwillnot.
Image above from Washington Post.: “Sticker artist iwillnot goes to town on an Express box. (Jason Hornick/For Express)”
FROM THEWASHINGTON POST’S SUMMER 2015 PREVIEW:
“D.C. Street Sticker Expo 2
Look around, and you’ll see miniature masterpieces all over the city — on the bottoms of street lamps, on the backs of signs and in Metro stations. Whether hand drawn or mass-produced, sticker art gives city-dwellers a gallery show in the most unlikely places. Local artist and curator iwillnot has, once again, collected tens of thousands of stickers from around the world and will be covering an entire gallery wall with his finds.
The Fridge, 516 1/2 8th St. SE, rear alley; July 18-Aug. 29, free.”