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DANA ELLYN • MATT SESOW STOCKING THE FRIDGE The Fridge DC • July 7 - 29, 2012

DANA ELLYN MATT SESOW Stocking The Fridge July 7 - 29, 2012 The Fridge DC 516 1/2 8th Street SE Washington, DC 20003 danaellyn.com sesow.com thefridgedc.com Contact Gallery Director Alex Goldstein alex@thefridgedc.com 202 664 4151

The notable Washington, DC art couple Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow are keeping it local with Stocking The Fridge. Known internationally for their whimsical, politically charged, and allegorically satirical paintings, Dana and Matt have stocked The Fridge DC with nearly 100 fresh, locally grown and reasonably priced paintings. Stocking the Fridge features a selection of the best works from the couple’s past 31 Days in July projects and includes a painting from the first week of the 2012 edition. Matt and Dana’s annual 31 Days in July began in 2003. The artists create 31 unique paintings inspired by the morning news from July. Each painting is a reflection of current events, mostly political, and showcases each artist’s unique approach to painting. The exhibition is peppered with choice selections from the artist’s freshly created inventory of bright and flavorful paintings. The artist’s iconic imagery which includes birds, bulls, chickens, and blasphemy is available at affordable prices. About Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow Dana’s internationally collected paintings embody a fearless, self-exploratory portrait of modernity. Her sly humor and painterly skill entice the viewer to reinterpret our contemporary zeitgeist. Matt’s widely collected paintings have been an influential component of the Outsider and Folk Art movements worldwide since 1995.

Dana Ellyn, Rapture Draft (Hell No, We Won’t Go). Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. 2012. $500

Dana Ellyn, Bird Watching. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. 2012. $550

Dana Ellyn, See No Oil, Hear No Oil, Speak No Oil. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. 2012. $700

Dana Ellyn, Three Ring Circus. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. 2010. $800

Dana Ellyn, Octo-Bomb. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 44 inches. 2012. $600

Dana Ellyn, Don’t Stress, It’s Only a Test. Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 40 inches. 2011. $650

Dana Ellyn, The Cuban Five. Oil on canvas, 29 x 43 inches. 2012. $700

Dana Ellyn, Mama Grizzly Contes Barbares. Acrylic on poster, 14 x 22 inches. 2011. $100

Dana Ellyn, Flyover. Acrylic on canvas board. 12 x 16 inches. 2012. $180

Dana Ellyn, Torture; As American As Apple Pie. Ink and acrylic on wood, 11 x 18 inches. 2011. $200

Dana Ellyn, Death of Firstborn. Acylic/mix on board, 8 x 10 inches. 2012. $100

Dana Ellyn, Plague of Pestilence. Acrylic on canvas. 14 x 18 inches. 2012. $200 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, (Avoiding) Plague of Flies. Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 18 inches. 2012. $200 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, Plague of Blood (Fish). Linoleum block print (1 of 10), 6 x 9 inches. 2012. $70 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, Plague of Hail. Linoleum block print (1 of 10), 6 x 9 inches. 2012. $70 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, Locusts. Watercolor on board, 10 x 15 inches. 2012. $150 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, Lice. Original scratchboard etching, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $100 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, Frogs. Linoleum block print (1 of 10), 6 x 9 inches. 2012. $70 Plagues of Egypt Series

Dana Ellyn, Bird of Pray (2). Linoleum block print (1 of 5), 6 x 9 inches. 2012. $80

Dana Ellyn, Awe. Acrylic on canvas board, 14 x 18 inches. 2012. $150

Dana Ellyn, Bird of Pray. Linoleum block print (1 of 5), 6 x 9 inches. 2012. $80

Dana Ellyn, Without a Trace. Linoleum block print (5 of 5), 6 x 9 inches. 2011. $80

Dana Ellyn, BFFs. Linoleum block print, 8 ½ x 11 inches. 2011. $80

Dana Ellyn, Chukar Patridge (with unexploded shell). Acrylic on cardboard, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $100

Dana Ellyn, Bird of Pray (3). Acrylic/mixed on paper, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $80

Dana Ellyn, Adam & Eve. Acrylic/mixed on canvas board. 8 x 10 inches. 2012. $100

Dana Ellyn, Pretty Maiden. Acylic/mixed on paper. 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $80

Dana Ellyn, Lambs of the Apocalypse. Acylic/mixed on paper. 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $80

Dana Ellyn, Awe. Linoleum block print (1 of 10), 6 x 9 inches. 2012. $70

Dana Ellyn, Dia de los Muertos. Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 39 inches. 2012. $800

Dana Ellyn, Joy. Acylic/mixed on paper, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $60

Dana Ellyn, Whimsy Fish. Mixed on paper, 5 x 7 inches. 2011. $40

Dana Ellyn, Raven. Acylic on cigar box top, 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $100

Dana Ellyn, 10 Hens for Hillary. Acylic on canvas board, 16 x 20 inches. 2012. $180

Dana Ellyn, Factory Farm Rapture (Jesus Saves the Pigs). Acrylic on board, 15 x 20 inches. 2012. $200

Dana Ellyn, Tiananmen Square to Drone Warfare. Watercolor on board, 15 x 20 inches. 2012. $150

Dana Ellyn, Chimera. Acrylic on illustration board, 15 x 20 inches. 2011. $180

Dana Ellyn, Candy is Dandy But Liquor is Quicker. Oil on canvas, 43 x 53 inches. 2011. $800

Matt Sesow, Four Sided Success. Oil and acrylic on matboard, 18 x 35 inches. 2012. $220

Matt Sesow, Pig in a Poke. Oil and acrylic on chipboard, 30 x 40 inches. 2012. $650

Matt Sesow, Two Party Dictatorship. Mix on watercolor paper, 22 x 15 inches. 2011. $140

Matt Sesow, American Javelina. Oil and acrylic on stretched canvas, 30 x 40 inches. 2011. $650

Matt Sesow, Not Guilty. Mix on archival paper, 28 x 40 inches. 2011. $280

Matt Sesow, Ron and Che. Mix on archival paper, 28 x 40 inches. 2011. $280

Matt Sesow, Fred Hampton/Rising Phoenix. Mix on watercolor paper, 12 x 17 inches. 2011. $80

Matt Sesow, Detached. Oil and acrylic on stretched canvas, 30 x 40 inches. 2011. $650

Matt Sesow, Family of Birds. Oil/mix on unstretched canvas, 35 x 41 inches. 2011. $400

Matt Sesow, Chutes and Ladders, Everything to Me. Acrylic/mix on cigar box lid/side (wood), 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $60

Matt Sesow, Run Far Far from Me. Acrylic/mix on cigar box lid/side (wood), 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $60

Matt Sesow, Flash of Death, Nuclear Winter. Acrylic/mix on cigar box lid/side (wood), 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $60

Matt Sesow, Look Behind the Mirror. Acrylic/mix on cigar box lid/side (wood), 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $60

Matt Sesow, Blocking Out All the Nightmares. Acrylic/mix on cigar box lid/side (wood), 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $60

Matt Sesow, Crippled Pilgrim. Acrylic/mix on cigar box lid/side (wood), 8 x 8 inches. 2012. $60

Matt Sesow, Untitled (Small Works). Media and sizes vary. Sample images pictured. 27 paintings total. Images upon request. 2011 and 2012. $40 each

Matt Sesow, Bull. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $120

Matt Sesow, Free Range. Oil and acrylic on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $120

Matt Sesow, Dive Bomb. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $120

Matt Sesow, Good Dog. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 inches. 2012. $120

Matt Sesow, One Nation. Oil and acrylic on matboard, 18 x 35 inches. 2012. $220

Matt Sesow, Gossip. Acrylic on archival paper, 22 x 29 inches. 2012. $220

Matt Sesow, Losing Control. Acrylic on archival paper, 22 x 29 inches. 2012. $220

Matt Sesow, Riding the Chicken. Acrylic on paper, 29 x 40 inches. 2012. $260

Matt Sesow, Further Down the Rabbit Hole. Oil and acrylic on chipboard, 30 x 40 inches. 2012. $650

Matt Sesow, Some Want Liberty. Oil and acrylic on unstretched canvas, 24 x 38 inches. 2012. $300

Matt Sesow, Children in the Sand, with Terrorist Diversion. Oil and acrylic on stretched canvas, 30 x 40 inches. 2012. $800

DANA ELLYN MATT SESOW Stocking The Fridge July 7 - 29, 2012 The Fridge DC 516 1/2 8th Street SE Washington, DC 20003 danaellyn.com sesow.com thefridgedc.com Please contact Gallery Director Alex Goldstein with inquiries. alex@thefridgedc.com 202 664 4151


Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow's "Stocking The Fridge" Exhibition Catalog