When: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7-10:00 pm
Where: The Fridge
516 1/2 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Exhibition open: February 2-24
Artist talk and live mural painting: February 16, Noon-2 pm
The art in Lisa Marie Thalhammer's Intimate Network prompts an examination of intimacy and relationships. The artist chooses to paint people from her life that unravel the boundaries between the personal and political. Lisa Marie lives openly as a queer individual in Washington, DC, and her work documents her networks of family and friends within the LGBTQ community. The subjects assert ideas about civil rights, marriage equality, polyamory, and gender identity while also disclosing a profoundly private look at the inner workings of the artist's life today.
For this series, Lisa Marie uses rainbow palettes in large oil and pastel rich portraits and small color-network pattern drawings on wood panel that reference her controversial 2009 public mural Boxer Girl (1st & W Streets NW, funded by the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities).