LA Stencil Muralist Mathew Curran Opens SHRED at Hierarchy April 19th

A Piece of Who I Am – Mathew Curran from Napoleon Wright II on Vimeo.

From a press release:

WHAT: Renowned LA-based artist Mathew Curran opens “SHRED” a solo exhibition on April 19th at Hierarchy, a special exhibition venue and project from Washington, DC based artist group No Kings Collective in partnership with Napoleon Bistro. Through his work, Curran brings stencil to life, creating unique large-scale murals in a process where he cuts away, shredding his chosen medium to get to the root of his art. As spaces become more urbanized with new homes and longer streets, wildlife and nature have receded. In “SHRED,” Matt Curran imagines the natural world pushing back into the city, back against the new homes, larger buildings, longer streets. He envisions birds soaring above factories, flowers breaking through the cracks of an old brick wall, fish making their way back through water systems. Curran captures the struggle for the historically natural to find its place in an unnatural landscape through his unique stencil work. “SHRED” will be on exhibit at Hierarchy through May 11th, 2014.

Designed as an ever-evolving, chameleon exhibition space, Hierarchy opened in February 2014 and is located at 1841 Columbia Road. Hierarchy features monthly artist exhibitions and weekly cultural programming and serves as the latest incarnation of a long standing creative relationship between the artist collective and the Popal family which began in 2012 with the pop-up art project, The Water Street Project, now Malmaison.

WHEN: “SHRED” grand opening Saturday, April 19th 7:00 pm to midnight
Gallery hours: Saturday and Sundays noon to 5pm

WHERE: Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC 20009