In Crystal City, art on a grand scale
"G40: The Summit" brings the work of more than 500 artists to a Crystal City office building.
"G40: The Summit," a massive art show in Crystal City, displays the work of more than 500 artists chosen by Art Whino Gallery's Shane Pomajambo. The show occupies four floors of an office building, with each level dedicated to artists from a specific geographic region. This work by graffiti artist Gaia resides on the "New York" level.
The month-long show strives to showcase the "new brow" movement of underground artists inspired by street art, pop culture and comics. Among the artists elevating these formerly lowbrow concepts is local Ben Tolman whose pen-on-board drawing is on display. Tolman's work is also on view at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
"The Left Coast floor is, perhaps fittingly, a bit flaky, but in a good way," writes Michael O'Sullivan. Here, a detail from a mural by California artist Josh Taylor.
A tangle of buttons and wire fills a corner of the Washington-area level for Jessica Braiterman's "Aurora."
What looks like a chopstick tutorial shares the wall with a retro siren in New York artist JoKa's "The Gravity of Perfection," which was painted using toothpicks.
This eclectic installation from Brooklyn-based artist Adrian "Viajero" Roman is based on the Puerto Rico home of the artist's grandmother.
In addition to the works on display, including the porcelain and light installation "Sphere" by Damian Yanessa, visitors can attend art workshops, musical performances and culinary tutorials.
Albus Cavus, the nonprofit organization devoted to beautifying public spaces, organized area artists to create this room-wrapping mural for the show.
California artist Shaunna Peterson, whose inspirations include advertising and lingerie, adds some Disney imagery to the mix for "Princess Corsets."
French street artist Jef Aerosol, whose stenciled celebrity portraits include an array of icons from Jimi Hendrix to Gandhi, offers up a look at the Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone.
The show's curator Shane Pomajambo, owner of the Art Whino Gallery, leads a tour of "G-40: The Summit." The exhibition continues through March 27.
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