Witness the Tongue of Conlon & Jenkins
Posted by Joshua Yospyn | April 11, 2010
Last night The Fridge DC opened “Black In Black” by street artists Tim Conlon and Mark Jenkins. CON is a graffiti artist and Jenkins is hilarious. The bold whimsy of his installation sculptures are exactly the kind of humor I aspire to reach with my photography. They’re also interactive, when you walk into the gallery you’re greeted by a large yet discreet black tongue on the floor that everyone kept tripping over (after attending a few exhibits at The Fridge I’ve learned to keep my eyes up and/or down, as a lot of artwork is usually on the floor or up in the ceiling).
Before Saturday night I was only familiar with the outdoor work and tape babies Jenkins makes, but the partnership with Conlon creates something much more complex. And dark, as you’ll see everything below is spray painted matte black or covered with shiny black tape.
The Fridge was voted The Washington City Paper’s best new gallery of 2010 and we concur with that. Together with the galleries in NW on the other side of town, these two locations string an aesthetic hammock the city can lay its best artwork in.
Photo Credits: Joshua Yospyn/Worn Magazine (please ask permission to use our images)