Saturday, June 7 2014 was the opening night for Urban Decay 5 at The Fridge in Washington DC. 2014 marked the fifth anniversary of Urban Decay, which features a cross section of contemporary low brow artists from the DC region and abroad. Curated by Deb Yarrington of Urban Art Syndicate, Urban Decay highlights contemporary artwork that is born from a generation of artists raised on pop culture, hot rod art, tattoo art, and skateboarding. PONSHOP is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's event and coordinated the live artist demonstrations in front of the gallery during the opening reception. Thanks to all contributing Urban Decay 5 artists, Urban Art Syndicate, The Fridge, and Bass Radio.FM and Expansion Broadcast. Below are pics from the opening night.
We are excited to announce that Urban Decay will be entering its fourth year of exhibition at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Urban Decay 4 celebrates low brow and contemporary art and music. Emerging talents are showcased alongside accomplished artists with a special focus on the Vinyl toy scene. PONSHOP will be one of the sponsors in this 2-month long exhibit and we look forward to celebrating with you all during the opening event on Saturday, June 8 from 7-11pm.
Urban Decay 4 also has a call for artists for customized vinyl toy submissions. Entries are due May 25-26, 2013. Click Here for a complete prospectus.
Gabriel Pons will be one of the many featured artists on exhibit and will take part in a panel discussion with Kenny Wells and Jack Labadie about the influence of Hip-Hop music on contemporary art (Sat. June 8 at 5pm). The grounds of the Workhouse will also be the site of a day-long mural demonstration by HKS181, Kevin Rodrigue, and Jeremy Gann.
Thanks to Deb Yarrington and her crew at Urban Art Syndicate for curating and coordinating this year's show.
Urban Decay 4 will include the work of: Carlos Aguilar, Kevin Bednarz, Kenny Brown, Bryan A. Collins, Matt Corrado, Gregg Deal, ElStabo, James Fuller, Jeremy Gann, Drew Storm Graham, Kevin Gosselin, HKS181, Bill Hewitt, Tim Knouff, Jack Labadie, Justin Lipuma, Kevin Murphy, Sylvia Ortiz, Scott Olive, Michael Owen, Gabriel Pons, RSIN, JC Rivera,, Kevin Rodrigue, David Ten, James Walker and Asad ULTRA Walker.
Performances during the opening reception include: Thrive, Kenny Wells, Expansion Radio and Lightspeed Rescue
Click Here to view the history of the Urban Decay exhibition series via the PONSHOP Blog.