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October 17th - November 6th

 

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Activating N Street NoMa with 3 Muralists painting in Unconventional Space

 

Art Whino teams up with The JBG Companies for the creation of the N Street Mural Project within the NoMa neighborhood. The projects mission is to activate a block on N Street using Murals as the primary vehicle for activation.

 

JBG, known for its place-making expertise, was inspired by the place-making efforts of the NoMa BID, led by Robin Eve Jasper, wanted to respond to her desire to activate and improve spaces prior to their redevelopment. JBG was also inspired by the DC Arts and Humanities project, 5x5, a temporary art project that is currently in place throughout the city.

 

Art Whino with its arsenal of artists carefully chose three distinct artists with a shared style of geometry as their form of expression. The decision of using muralists with more geometrical styles was in response to the location of the murals which are more unconventional rather than flat continuous surfaces. The three locations are all within a block of each other so that the viewer can walk and experience all three awe inspiring locations. Each location is unique from the two-story courtyard feeling near Rubin’s murals, to the three-sided, four-story building wrap of Kyle Hughes Odgers, to the mammoth eight-story, two-sided mural. One of these activations would change a community but to have three along a block will surely change N Street and NoMa to an art lover’s destination.


Mural Painting Dates:
October 17th - November 6th

 

Mural Locations:

Momo
- 51 N Street NE

Kyle Hughes-Odgers
- 1300 1st Street NE

Rubin
- 33 New York Avenue NE (visible from N St, across from 51 N street)

 



About Art Whino Gallery
aw 2Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.
http://www.artwhino.com/



About JBG
jbglogoHeadquartered in Chevy Chase, Md., The JBG Companies is a private real estate investment firm that develops, owns and manages office, residential, hotel and retail properties. The company has more than $10 billion in assets under management and development in the Washington, DC area. Since 1960, JBG has been active in the areas where it invests, striving to positively impact local communities. JBG believes that each development we undertake should enrich a community. We are dedicated to developing active, sustainable communities, advancing affordable housing and promoting public art.  For more information, please visit www.JBG.com or find us on Twitter @TheJBGCompanies and Facebook
facebook.com/TheJBGCompanies.



About N St NoMa
nstJBG’s N Street NoMa master-development will encompasses the majority of two full city blocks bounded by North Capitol Street to the west, First Street, NE to the east, New York Avenue to the north, Patterson Street to the south and bisected by N Street, NE. Upon full build-out, N Street NoMa will include approximately 1.8 million square feet of total density, including a 200-key Hyatt Place hotel (now open), 580 residential units, over one million square feet of class-A office space and up to 100,000 square feet of retail.

 



THE Muralists:

Kyle Hughes Odgers - Australia

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers is an Australian visual artist. For over a decade he has exhibited and created artwork throughout Australia and internationally: New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin and Cambodia. His work is held in numerous private and public art collections. Hughes-Odgers has completed multiple major public art commissions, which include: Perth International Airport 6m x 80m, painting, sculptural and LED components (2014), Murdoch University 2.5m x 45m (2010), DMG Architects stainless steel screen 6m x 40m (2013) and Mitchell Freeway ‘The Gaints View’ 4 storeys (2014). His work has been featured in various publications such as Street Art New York, Street Art Melbourne, Kingbrown magazine and widely online through artist features, films and interviews. Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Meg Mckinlay (Author) won the 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Australia/New Zealand for the children’s book Ten Tiny Things published through Fremantle Press. His latest picture book, On a Small Island, was published in October 2014 by Fremantle Press.




 

 

Momo - New Orleans

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MOMO is an artist working outdoors with systems and homemade tools. His current interests lie with an evolving range of adapted masonry techniques to draft, design, and organize wall murals. Born in San Francisco in 1974, MOMO has travelled most of his life, lived in New York for six years and currently keeps a studio in New Orleans.

In 2008 Rojo published his first monograph “3AM-6AM”, in 2012 Studio Cromie published his second, “In 74 Pieces”. In 2013 he worked with Re+Public Lab to develop a fully Augmented Reality mural in St Louis, May Gallery hosted his immersive installation show “Butt Joints” in New Orleans, Studio Cromie produced a Caribbean painting tour and exhibition in Southern Italy, and the New York DOT commissioned a 200 foot long mural between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges in Dumbo, Brooklyn.


 

Rubin - New York

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Rubin was nine years old when he did his first tag. The son of Finnish immigrant workers to Sweden and born and raised in the epicenter of boredom – the concrete projects of Bergsjön, Gothenburg – he pictured walls blossoming before his eyes and started out on a journey that he’s still on today.

Rubin has put his trademark on concrete and brick all over the world, from Finland to Thailand, from Denmark to Miami Art Basel. His canvas/print works have been shown in Stockholm, Reykjavik, Montreal and at the Fountain Art Fair at the legendary Lexington Armory in New York. He’s collaborated with MTV, Heineken, GAP among others and his work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Vice Magazine, Brooklyn Street Art, ArtSlant and Graffuturism to name a few. In the spring of 2014 Rubin did a collaboration with the Scandinavian design house COMMON.

Rubin’s complex abstract geometrical pieces – rooted in traditional wild style but with muted color palettes and Scandinavianly clean lines – have earned the artist his own signature style. Rubin is also known for adapting to the urban landscape by incorporating what’s already there.

Rubin resides in Brooklyn NYC but he’s just as home in the wilderness of Lapland, where he spends the summers with his wife in a log house among reindeer and underneath the midnight sun. Born a creative soul, he explains why graffiti became his mission:
“Something happens when I press the cap and draw the first line of a piece. The expectation that takes hold of me is so strong that everything else around me ceases to exist.”