At Local Galleries: Photographs and Sculpture

by March 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,385 1 Comment

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.


Borderstan Galleries (Luis Gomez Photos)

There are some great exhibitions at Borderstan-area galleries. Editor’s pick: Don’t miss “Pilgrimage” a selection of photos by Annie Leibovitz, at Adamson Gallery, 1515 14th Street NW.

New Exhibitions

Get more details on the 13 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below.

Adamson Gallery at 1515 14th Street NW

  • Annie Leibovitz a selection of photos from “Pilgrimage” runs through March 24.
  • Overview: “Leibovitz selected the subjects for her Pilgrimage project simply because they meant something to her. She wasn’t on assignment and she had no particular agenda.The project was begun almost by accident, during trips with her family to Emily Dickinson’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts, and to Niagara Falls. She had just started using digital cameras, which gave her a new technical freedom and the ability to travel light. Pilgrimage is Leibovitz’s first purely digital project.” (Adamson Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm.

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW

  • “Walking Tel Aviv: Photographs by David Bergholz” runs through April 6.
  • Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m.

Arts@1830 at 1830 14th Street NW

  • Al Wildey solo exhibition runs through March 30.
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm; and by appointment.

Curator’s Office at 1515 14th Street NW

gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW

Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW

  • “Matthew Mann and Joyce Y-J Lee” runs through March 10.
  • Overview: “Both artists, trained as painters, each lay forward new bodies of work that continue to explore the tropes of Renaissance painting applied to their own contemporary narrative. Although stylistically distinct, Lee and Mann both convey imaginary dimensions of space to metaphor the human condition.” (Hamiltonian Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

harmon art lab at 1716 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor

  • Susana Almiuna runs March 9 through March 30.
  • Overview: “Social and domestic issues inspire Susana’s work, in particular the rules and mores, and even a country’s laws, that guide family behavior and determine their destiny.” (harmon art lab)
  • Gallery Hours: Call for an appointment; gallery staff is in the building Monday through Friday during business hours.

Hillyer Art Space at 9 Hillyer Court NW

  • “Rache Rotenberd:New York” and “Daniel Venne: Looking for Now” runs through March 27.
  • Overview: “An enduring commitment to sculpture accompanies Rachel Rotenberg throughout her life. Her sculptures are stories of a life rooted in wood.” (Hillyer Art Space)
  • Overview: Daniel Venne’s work  “is an exhibit of drawings inspired by online gay hookup sites. These works reflect the poses and presentations of men who are “Looking For Now”–urgently and guilefully seeking sexual contact with other men. (Hillyer Art Space)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Monday, 12 am to 5 pm; and by appointment.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at 1632 U Street NW

  • “What is your Tar Baby?” Mixed Media by Charlie Palmer, runs through April 7.
  • Overview: “What do President Barack Obama, Adolf Hilter, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pee-wee Herman have in common? According to Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer, each has a “Tar Baby”.  In this collection of over 40 mixed media works, Palmer appropriates and reinterprets the tale of “Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby” to address contemporary issues of bigotry, racism and stereotyping.  Yet, in Palmer’s version it is no longer the archetypal trickster rabbit, but rather civil rights leaders, entertainers, politicians, scholars, and African and Native Americans who confront their tar babies.  Each metaphoric “tar baby” represents a conviction to a social cause, a sensitive situation or misguided belief that holds one back. Palmer’s imagery is poignant as it summons a deep emotional response, reaching the inner sanctum of where our “tar baby” lies.   Meet the artist and joining us in opening the new show!” (Joan Hisaoka Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm; and by appointment.

Lamont Bishop Gallery at 1314 9th Street NW

  • “SOUNDLAB” A Sound Experiment, March 3.
  • Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm; Sundays by appointment only.

Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW

  • Tony Savoie “In Thoughts, Words and Deeds” exhibition runs until March 19.
  • Overview: “Savoie criticizes the pack mentality and questions the morality of acting solely on orders rather than self-evaluation. Addressing the gap between the potential for human decency and an often brutally cruel reality, he manages to balance his frustration and disgust with humor and possibility. Tony Savoie uses a wide range of media including clear acrylic, spray paint, photographs, stencils, oils & found objects to create his multi-dimensional statements.” (Long View Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.

Project 4 Gallery at 1353 U Street NW

  • Georg Kuettinger runs through March 17.
  • Overview: “Georg Huettinger’s large-scale photographs are reflections on the tradition of landscape photography. At first glance, the photographs appear to be direct portrayals of reality; upon further inspection, atypical topography and unnatural perspectives reveal their customized construction.” (Project 4)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW

  • Transformer + DANDANS, a Tokyo based Artists Collective runs through March 25. Presented at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery 702 Eighth Street NW.
  • Overview: “This comprehensive exhibition, the first of its kind in the U.S. and one of Transformer’s most ambitious exhibitions to date, will feature works in a variety of mediums exploring emerging Japanese artists’ creative responses to the terrible catastrophe that killed thousands of people and how life has changed in Japan as a result.” (Transformer)
  • Gallery Hours: Check website.


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