The nostalgic feeling of Saturday morning cartoons rolled into one multi-sensory display for those reminiscent of a practice less-celebrated. The artist known as Marlon Diggs displays some of his most formative moments channeled into an offering of art, experience and one of a kind pieces to commemorate a simpler time. Small bites and wine will be provided. This is a 21+ only event.
RSVP is required to attend, and a $10 suggested donation to support the space and artist will be asked at the door. Payment can be made with cash, PayPal, Venmo, or the Cash app. No checks are accepted. For those who donate a higher amount ($15 or $20) will receive perks such as exclusive items or libations at the event.
There will be wooden installations and a limited capsule wardrobe. All items on display will be available for purchase with pricing available on-site.
Parking is easy and accessible on O St., the neighboring streets, and around North Capitol. The nearest metro is NoMa Gallaudet on the Red Line, which is about a 5-10 minute walk to HOMME. Another option is Mt. Vernon Square on the Green Line, which is a 10-15 min walk from HOMME. We are located on the lower level of 52 O Street Studios.
Marlon Diggs is a self-taught artist from Newport News, VA living in the Washington DC area. Born in 1987, Diggs began to pursue art as a child drawing everything from cartoons, comics, action figures and athletes. Heavily influenced by artists Roy Lichtenstein, Kaws and Hebru Brantley., he pulls inspiration from old comic books and newspapers to help him display his inner thoughts and experiences through layers of bright bold colors and patterns coupled with images from his childhood. Common themes throughout his work consist of women, fashion,love and the importance of minorities in comics and cartoons. Marlon’s process consists of ripping up old comic books, newspapers and magazine ads and then rearranging the pieces so that they tell a story and are transformed into a work of art. He then transforms his ideas with acrylic paint on canvas, and rather than reproducing the imagery, he documents bits and pieces of pop culture in a critically acclaimed and creative new direction.