CulturalDC’s SPACE4: Visual Arts and Union Market Present
JD Deardourff’s Uncanny Fantastic
January 10 – February 23 at Union Market
Community Kickoff: Saturday, January 13, 4-6pm
CulturalDC is pleased to present Uncanny Fantastic by JD Deardourff, opening on January 10 at Union Market in Ward 5. Deardourff's solo show will transform the SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery into a gateway to an alternate reality. The exhibition will feature new, experimental mono prints by the artist that focus on color and energy. Uncanny Fantastic coincides with the release of Deardourff’s self-published comic book series of the same name. Throughout the exhibition, Deardourff will hold free artist workshops with the community where he will demonstrate the basics of screen printing and produce small works of art with the participants.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
JD Deardourff is an artist residing in Washington, DC. In 2012 he received a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under Karl Wirsum and Albert Ohlen. JD is interested in the vocabulary of comic book art: exaggeration, energy, movement, contour line, the interplay of sequential images, and, most importantly, artificial color. He collages this imagery into unpredictable, abstract, and bittersweet compositions that are simultaneously optimistic and apocalyptic.