An office building lobby on 1st Street NE will soon double as gallery space for a local artist.
Comic book-inspired abstract paintings by D.C. artist JD Deardourff go on display at 1200 1st St. NE on Thursday night. The colorful works explore the “energy, technology, destruction, construction and juxtaposition of the urban and natural environment” the artist sees in NoMa, according to a statement from event sponsor the NoMA Business Improvement District.
“For this project, [Deardourff] has created a sequential, abstract narrative. It expresses the evolution of the NoMa neighborhood through composition, shifts in color and the repetition of imagery,” the BID said.
The show kicks off with a reception open to all on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. To RSVP, see the BID’s website.
The event is a collaboration between the BID, the Washington Project for the Arts and the Lobby Project to transform underutilized office spaces.