It doesn’t take a genius to see that D.C.’s DIY art scene is experiencing one hell of an emergence. Seven art collectives have joined forces to bring a multidisciplinary presentation to H Street through an according to the show description, “artist aiding artist support system”. Holy Bones, Neon Cat, Amorfa, Dawne Langford, Fathom Creative, and No Kings Collective curated CONGRUENT to show off this budding culture the city is lucky to have.
Running off the idea of the artists having common interests and objectives, CONGRUENT throws solid art pieces at you compelling one to take a photo in hopes of holding onto that “whoa, that’s pretty sick” moment forever. Or at least until the Instagram story expires.
The best part about the collection is knowing it’s D.C. to the core. There’s a moment of appreciation that this city created something so collaborative, interactive, and honestly, cool. The people in the room, artists and viewers alike, are exactly who D.C. needs to stay in D.C. Those who are hustling, creating, contributing, and killing it.
A balanced collection of pieces including paintings, sculptures, interactive art, woven works, collage, and light installations, hits all the sweet spots that make you feel like you got a well-rounded dose of everything.
Having a place where you can check up on the work of your favorite D.C. artists like Kelly Towles, Rose Jaffe, Golden Rabbit Silent Monkey, Wing Chow, and a few dozen others isn’t an opportunity to miss.
CONGRUENT presented by No Kings Collective is running until July 1 at 1402 H St NE.