Another great reason to check out the new show at Studio H (408 H St) this Saturday from 6-9 p.m.
Studio H presents “Derailed” a solo show by Tim Conlon
June 19 through July 14, 2010
Opening Show: June 19 from 6PM to 9PM
About the Exhibition:
On June 19, 2010, Studio H will open Derailed, a solo exhibition featuring well-known aerosol artist Tim Conlon. Derailed pays homage to the artist’s almost twenty-year love affair with freight train graffiti art. In this new exhibition space on Washington’s edgy H Street Corridor, Conlon will showcase a series of new works including life-size aerosol paintings of freight trains; model trains featuring scaled-to-size graffiti in the bright colors and iconic characters for which CON is best known; and contemporary photographs of trains and their environs. The exhibition closes on July 15.
About Derailed 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. As a result, train cars were everywhere and as a young artist with a thing for graffiti, it was easy to get hooked on this constantly revolving art gallery. In Derailed, I pay respect to the rolling stock and the craft.”
About the Artist:
Conlon is best known for his large-scale murals and graffiti art. He was one of two aerosol artists featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. In 2006, Conlon was featured in the book, Freight Train Graffiti by Roger Gastman, Darrin Rowland, and Ian Sattler. 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, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, NPR, 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, www.conoperative.com.