SP THE PLUG / solo show
APRIL 6 – MAY 5, 2019
Shawn Mitchell Perkins is a painter living and working in DC by way of Detroit. His work can be found throughout the DMV. He has been commissioned for artwork by Southwest Airlines, MGM National Harbor, Revolt TV, and some of DC’s top restaurants and schools. Recently, he was featured on ABC7 News in recognition of his paint classes hosted in the city. His style is layered and somewhat contemporary, combining (sur)realistic foregrounds against abstract backdrops. He loves to work with both oil and acrylic paint as well as unique mixed media on wood panels and canvas. With the nickname SP THE PLUG, Perkins loves to trademark most pieces with an electrical outlet or plug of some sort. It represents how he uses his art to connect with others and is an acronym for “painting a legacy under God.”
THE HIP HOP MUSEUM
JAN 19 – MAR 17, 2019
Listen Vision Studios kicks off its Culture House residency with the debut of its Hip Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience, a showcase of the world’s largest collection of hip hop memorabilia. Collection highlights include the boxing glove from the music video “Mama Said Knock You Out” signed by LL Cool J, the world’s largest collection of hip hop sneakers, and the chair from Death Row Records.
“Hip hop has moved from the streets of the Bronx in the 70’s to every household in the world 40 years later, and that’s a fascinating phenomena,” says Jeremy Beaver, Listen Vision Studios founder and hip hop museum experience creator. “By creating the Hip Hop Museum DC collection, we hope to contribute to the preservation of hip hop history and culture.”
matt corrado / solo show
NOV 21 – JAN 13, 2019
Balancing Act will showcase a brand new body of work from local artist and illustrator Matt Corrado, consistent with his signature style: bright color palette, crisp bold lines, and pyramid-centric canvases. Sculptural works and immersive installations help round out the show to create an eye-popping and immersive experience for visitors. As Corrado’s largest and most extensive solo exhibit to-date, the exhibit includes over 20 new works on canvas as well as murals and painted objects that fill out the 2,000 SF space. Recognized across DC and byeond, Corrado has previously collaborated with the likes of Nike, Vans, Converse, &Pizza, Heineken, and Kung Fu Tea. Limited edition art prints will be available for purchase on opening night, Saturday, November 24th and 7 pm.