Anonymous Artist Qrcky presents first solo exhibition “TABOO”
Qrcky, an anonymous artist whose gallery has traditionally been the city streets, will present his first Solo Exhibition, "TABOO" at Anacostia Arts Center.
(Washington DC) —Qrcky’s first solo show will be held at Anacostia Arts Center and is titled "TABOO". The presentation, which runs from October 7 through October 31, will feature a selection of works that explore the scriptures of the Bible through art -- not so much to find answers but to gain clarity. In this solo exhibition, Qrcky incorporates religious iconography to explore the difference between challenging tradition or rejecting it.
Qrcky's followers have relished regular "art offering" posts over the last few years in which he sends viewers on a treasure hunt throughout the city in the hopes of snagging an original signed piece. Most recently Qrcky's works appeared at "Art All Night DC", a festival which hosted art in six neighborhoods around Washington, D.C. During the one-night event, Qrcky's works were on display at two DC locations. In the Shaw neighborhood, a parking garage near the Howard Theater was transformed into a lively gallery art explosion party. Qrcky pieces were featured along with the works of other local artists in a pop up underground gallery. His works were also featured on the walls of the Congress Heights Art Center. The Washington, D.C. area is home, but followers have occasionally sighted Qrcky's in cities from New York to San Francisco. Track Qrcky’s art adventures @qrcky on Instagram. Haven't been able to snag a Qrcky art offering? Don't despair! You can purchase pieces from his first solo exhibition and other Qrcky original works and prints at http://www.qrcky.net/.
Qrcky’s work tends to focus on social commentary, daily routine, human nature, street art, cubism, abstract and ethical issues. Some reviewers have labeled his work as ‘dark humor’ but he tries to depict positive messages as well. Qrcky’s role as street artist and social commentator was somewhat serendipitous. As his portfolio developed and people reviewed his work, descriptions emerged. Qrcky says “I, too, noticed a pattern I hadn't intended but am now pleased with.”
Exhibition Title: “TABOO”
Venue: Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
Location: Main Floor Entrance
Dates: October 7, 2017-October 31, 2017
For general information, call 202.631.6291 or visit the museum online at: anacostiaartscenter.com/