Paint the Town: Moby Destroyed

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Irvine Contemporary Gallery hosts photo exhibition of DJ Moby’s images from life on tour.

Moby's Destroyed exhibit.

Non-profit, The Kindness Collective is launching with a book signing and acoustic concert by award-winning DJ Moby which will act as the opening of the exhibition Destroyed, which comprises photos by artist. The exhibit being presented and curated by Irvine Contemporary at the Montserrat House.

The photographs were all taken on tour and represent a companion project to his recent album of the same title, which features music compositions created while the musician was on tour. The exhibition will open with an RSVP reception on Thursday, October 27 at 2PM, and will close with a party on November 5. This exhibition will present a selection of signed and numbered editioned prints from the full series of photographs also documented in Moby’s book of photographs for Destroyed. The opening reception will include a book signing with Moby.

Moby began learning photography when he was 9, and continued shooting and developing his own photographs through his college years, when he was was working with both photography and music. His photographs in his Destroyed series are a personal portfolio of images taken while touring and while composing the music that became the Destroyed album. His images capture surprising epiphanies in everyday moments while carrying on the rituals of touring to performance venues. The photographs reveal both the sublime and mundane moments of touring, from the stark non-spaces of transit in airports and highways to the fleeting glimpses of the urban sublime in major cities around the world.

At the reception, guests can meet Moby, hear him play live, and enjoy vegan foods from Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, as well as drinks from Vegan Vine wines and DC’s own Chocolate City Beer. Attendees will also receive gift bags featuring cruelty-free items from First World Trash, Herbivore Clothing Company, Cavi-Art, and many more.

The Kindness Collective will seek to work at the intersection of human and animal welfare, improving the lives of all creatures through programs that encourage compassion.

The Montserrat House, an art gallery and experimental performance space created by Eric Hilton from Thievery Corporation, located at 2016 9th Street NW. Click HERE for more information.

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