Irvine Contemporary in Washington, D.C. has a great show opening on June 20th. “Street/Studio” features a selection of emerging and established artists who successfully translate their work from urban to indoor settings. The line up includes EVOL, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, James Marshall (Dalek), Oliver Vernon, Pisa73, Shepard Fairey and SWOON.

Alixa & Naima, 2009. Hand-colored woodcut on tracing paper. 24 X 48 inches

SWOON, Alixa & Naima, 2009. Hand-colored woodcut on tracing paper. 24 X 48 inches

The program of events begins on June 17th, with the opportunity to watch the artists create murals and installations in the alley and rear of the gallery at 14th and P Streets.

EVOL, Gneisenau, 2009. Spray paint, stencil on cardboard. 20 X 25 inches

EVOL, Gneisenau, 2009. Spray paint, stencil on cardboard. 20 X 25 inches

June 19th sees a panel discussion on the impact of street art in the contemporary art world at the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum. Panelists include Pedro Alonzo (Independent Curator, Curator of the Shepard Fairey Retrospective at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art), Anne Goodyear (Assistant Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery) and artists EVOL, Gaia, Oliver Vernon and Pisa73. Moderated by Martin Irvine (Director, Irvine Contemporary).

Gaia, Horseman, 2009. Screenprint and paint on collaged newspapers. 36 X 30 inches

Gaia, Horseman, 2009. Screenprint and paint on collaged newspapers. 36 X 30 inches

June 20th, 6-11pm, is the Opening Reception and Alley Block Party for “Street/Studio”. Exhibition runs through August 1st.

Imminent Disaster, Untitled (Bird in Flight), 2009. Cut paper and paint on found wood. 21 1/2 X 48 inches

Imminent Disaster, Untitled (Bird in Flight), 2009. Cut paper and paint on found wood. 21 1/2 X 48 inches

Images courtesy of Irvine Contemporary.