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Artist Profile:  Adriel Perkins
Aug 6, 2010 --
Graffiti-style hat by Adriel Perkins.This month at the Park Avenue Gallery, we're shaking things up a bit! Featured in the gallery space starting this evening, the 6th of August, is "Hat Innovation" by the young Free Form artist Adriel Perkins! In this show, Adriel presents his graffiti-style art not on walls or paper, but on the unique canvas of a collection of hats. The fabric painting is done using a combination of airbrush and fabric markers. Each piece is created with a free flow of ideas, working with a theme rather than a set plan as to how the finished hat should look. While working, Adriel draws from history, culture, thought, and emotion to craft his expressionate abstract designs.
 
Graffiti-style hat by Adriel Perkins.Adriel is predominantly a self-taught artist, looking ahead to his further education and artistic development. From his roots in graffiti art, he has sought to evolve his style, saying:
"My artwork and the ideas for the pieces I have done all stemmed from my past roots in the graffiti sub-culture. Several years ago I used to do graffiti. I’ve kept up with it since then on paper and in my notebooks and as of late within the hats that I create."

"Hat Innovation" will be Adriel's first formal exhibition, but you may have seen his work before! As a freshman in high school, he produced the background mural for Falls Church High School's performance of the musical, "Fame". "Hat Innovation" will be on display at the Park Avenue Gallery through the end of August, so come by and take a look! And drop by tonight starting at 6:00 to celebrate Adriel's first solo exhibit and hear the artist talk about his work firsthand!

 

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