FRESH: An Exhibition Of Urban Contemporary Art • May 6-31, 2009
Reception: May 14th, 6-9pm • Gallery Talk: 7pm by juror Clark V. Fox

Fresh is an exhibition that examines the latest trends in the urban contemporary art scene. The work on exhibit explores the many facets of this art movement; graffiti style, pop art surrealism, contemporary figurative painting, and lowbrow; all areas of the urban contemporary art scene are being examined. Many of the works in this show provide social statements whether concerning the environment, street culture, politics, consumerism, racial tensions, and violence.

This juried exhibition was open to all artists, nationally and internationally, working in this genre. The juror had the daunting task of choosing the work for the exhibition and decided on 30 works out of 438 entries. Artists from all over the country and the world submitted for a chance to be a part of this exhibition. Our juror is acclaimed artist, Clark V. Fox. About his selections, Mr. Fox said, "...(there was) too much really good art! ...I wished that I could have included at least 20 additional art works in the show...(it's) really great to see so many artists dealing with important issues in their work." Mr. Fox is known for founding the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C. and continued its development for 14 years. He has 53 works in the permanent collection of the National Gallery in D.C. He also is known for his iconic pop- infused portrait paintings, notably the paintings of Mr. Peanut.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
The gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10-6pm, Thursdays 'til 10-8pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm.

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