Archive for July, 2005

What’s new 7/28/05

Thursday, July 28th, 2005
Events When
Under the Influence: Photographs by Tom Wolff and Friends
Spectrum Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/10
5pm
Reception: GO FIGURE! Group show with photography by Knut Hybinette and Nikki S. Lee
JET Artworks [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/2
6pm
Opening Reception: Julee Holcombe: Homo Bulla (man is a bubble)
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/9
6pm
Opening Reception: Colleen Henderson: Colors of the Cape
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/10
3pm
Opening Reception: Group Photography Exhibit
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/4
6pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Aya Takashimna: Photography
Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/29
John Kirchner: photography
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/30
Dave Montgomery: Samples of Pushing It
Kensington Park Library [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/31
E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/6
Sara Pomerance: Tall Tales and Short Stories
Corcoran Alumni Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/8
Ken Regan: Photographs of the Rolling Stones
Govinda Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Knut Hybinette: Recent Photos
JET Artworks [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Young Visions of Community
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Summer Group Show: John Skwiot
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Mary Swift’s Washington: The Arts Scene, 1975-2000
Flashpoint [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/26
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/29
Emil Mayer: An Intimate Master of Photography
Embassy of Austria [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/4
Women & Blues
Museum of Women in the Arts [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/25
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/2
Moving Walls 9: Documentary photography
Open Society Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/28
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics
Cultural Institute of Mexico [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Under the Influence: Photographs by Tom Wolff and Friends
Spectrum Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/1
8/28
Burnvisions: Rough Edge photography by James Bailey
Reston Community Center Hunters Woods [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/1
9/1
GO FIGURE! Group show with photography by Knut Hybinette and Nikki S. Lee
JET Artworks [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/2
10/1
Colleen Henderson: Colors of the Cape
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/7
10/2
Julee Holcombe: Homo Bulla (man is a bubble)
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/9
10/22
Lori Rosenstock: Quiet Places in Autumn
Brookside Gardens Visitor Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/10
11/19
Group Photography Exhibit
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/1
4/16

Frank Van Riper’s WaPo photography column return

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

DC Art News mentioned that Frank Van Riper’s column on photography has returned to the Washington Post’s Camera Works section.

What’s new 7/21/05

Thursday, July 21st, 2005
Events When
Secondsight meeting
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/22
6:30p
Artist Talk: E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/23
2pm
Opening Reception: Julee Holcombe: Homo Bulla (man is a bubble)
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/9
6pm
Opening Reception: Colleen Henderson: Colors of the Cape
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/10
3pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Stuart M. Brafman & Rajesh Nair-Bhutan: A Magical Kingdom
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/23
Aya Takashimna: Photography
Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/29
John Kirchner: photography
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/30
Dave Montgomery: Samples of Pushing It
Kensington Park Library [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/31
E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/6
Sara Pomerance: Tall Tales and Short Stories
Corcoran Alumni Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/8
Ken Regan: Photographs of the Rolling Stones
Govinda Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Knut Hybinette: Recent Photos
JET Artworks [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Young Visions of Community
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Summer Group Show: John Skwiot
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Mary Swift’s Washington: The Arts Scene, 1975-2000
Flashpoint [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/26
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/29
Emil Mayer: An Intimate Master of Photography
Embassy of Austria [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/4
Women & Blues
Museum of Women in the Arts [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/25
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/2
Moving Walls 9: Documentary photography
Open Society Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/28
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics
Cultural Institute of Mexico [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Colleen Henderson: Colors of the Cape
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/7
10/2
Julee Holcombe: Homo Bulla (man is a bubble)
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/9
10/22
Lori Rosenstock: Quiet Places in Autumn
Brookside Gardens Visitor Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/10
11/19

Knut Hybinette at JET Artworks

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

First time I’ve stopped by JET since it took over the Elizabeth Roberts space. Dang it is hot out today - just walking up there I was dripping. Luckily, it was worth it. The photographs are (mostly) a series of Knut’s parents that “combines mischief and mythology while exploring his relationship to his parents.” The mischief and mythology seem like an excuse the photographer used to take pictures of his parents in ways he otherwise couldn’t. The mythology (which I’m only glancingly familiar with) is not explained, and frankly the core of the images is in the ambiguity of the portraits themselves. The best example (and the largest seller, with three magic red pins underneath) was freyia lift. It is impossible to tell from this image whether Knut’s father is looking up for the last time before he slips into the water forever, or gathering his strength to pull himself out. Set in context with the other images, it becomes clear that the photographer is wrestling with this very question.

Other images, such as Papa Petra and jakt (the hunt) miss their mark of being playful and came across as random. The mud on the face stuck me as a National Geographic derivative to me. Perhaps more knowledge of the surrounding mythology would help here. But don’t let that distract too much. This exhibit has depth. There aren’t a huge number of images, and a few could still have been left out, but there is an underlying seriousness that really comes through if you spend a bit of time with each photograph.

The gallery owner, Thomas Robertello, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. Unfortunately, on gallery visits, questions about the images or the photographer are too often met with blank looks and stammered unconvincing responses. Not so at JET. Thomas clearly loved the photographs himself, and took the time to understand them before putting them up in his gallery. Kudos.

What’s new 7/14/2005

Thursday, July 14th, 2005
Events When
Artist Talk: E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/23
2pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Absorption + Transmission
National Academy of Sciences [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/15
New Jewish Life in Berlin
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/15
Sara Pomerance: Tall Tales and Short Stories
Corcoran Alumni Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
Pilgrimage: Photographs by Steve McCurry
Meridian International Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
In Focus: Photography Techniques and Trends
Target Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
“Surviving Darfur: Photographs by Helene Caux
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
Stuart M. Brafman & Rajesh Nair-Bhutan: A Magical Kingdom
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/23
Aya Takashimna: Photography
Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/29
John Kirchner: photography
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/30
Dave Montgomery: Samples of Pushing It
Kensington Park Library [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/31
E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/6
Ken Regan: Photographs of the Rolling Stones
Govinda Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Knut Hybinette: Recent Photos
JET Artworks [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Young Visions of Community
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Summer Group Show: John Skwiot
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/29
Emil Mayer: An Intimate Master of Photography
Embassy of Austria [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/4
Women & Blues
Museum of Women in the Arts [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/25
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/2
Moving Walls 9: Documentary photography
Open Society Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/28
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics
Cultural Institute of Mexico [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Mary Swift’s Washington: The Arts Scene, 1975-2000
Flashpoint [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/21
8/26
Lori Rosenstock: Quiet Places in Autumn
Brookside Gardens Visitor Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/10
11/19

Surviving Darfur closing soon; need more events

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

The Surviving Darfur exhibit is closing at National Geographic in a few days on the 17th. If you’re in the area, stop by - Helene Caux has some good images on display. I also attended her talk/slideshow a while back, and it was unfortunately disappointing - not very insightful into her images or the conflict there. A strong topic, some good photographs, but the talk was a dud.

On another note, I’m about to post the weekly update, and there is only one event in the list. Are my research skills declining? Are the events hiding from me? If you know of any upcoming photography related events (opening receptions, artist talks, slideshows, etc), please drop a line…if that section goes to zero, the world may end.

What’s new 7/7/2005

Thursday, July 7th, 2005
Events When
Summer Group Show: John Skwiot
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/7
6pm
Opening Reception: E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/9
7pm
Artist Talk: E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/23
2pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Gabriela Bulisova: Living with Chernobyl:
Arlington Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/9
Absorption + Transmission
National Academy of Sciences [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/15
New Jewish Life in Berlin
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/15
Sara Pomerance: Tall Tales and Short Stories
Corcoran Alumni Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
Pilgrimage: Photographs by Steve McCurry
Meridian International Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
In Focus: Photography Techniques and Trends
Target Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
“Surviving Darfur: Photographs by Helene Caux
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/17
Stuart M. Brafman & Rajesh Nair-Bhutan: A Magical Kingdom
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/23
Aya Takashimna: Photography
Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/29
John Kirchner: photography
Conner Contemporary Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/30
Dave Montgomery: Samples of Pushing It
Kensington Park Library [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/31
Ken Regan: Photographs of the Rolling Stones
Govinda Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Knut Hybinette: Recent Photos
JET Artworks [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/13
Young Visions of Community
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Summer Group Show: John Skwiot
Gallery Plan B [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/21
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
8/29
Emil Mayer: An Intimate Master of Photography
Embassy of Austria [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/4
Women & Blues
Museum of Women in the Arts [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/25
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/2
Moving Walls 9: Documentary photography
Open Society Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
10/28
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics
Cultural Institute of Mexico [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
E2: Carving a Path
Transformer Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/9
8/6
Mary Swift’s Washington: The Arts Scene, 1975-2000
Flashpoint [homepage] [hours] [map]
7/21
8/26
Lori Rosenstock: Quiet Places in Autumn
Brookside Gardens Visitor Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
9/10
11/19

Steve McCurry @ Meridian International Center

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

This was my first time at the Meridian International Center - nice house, that’s for sure! A little confusing to know which room to enter next to follow the exhibit, but this was a good selection of Steve McCurry’s recent work. I must admit, I’ve seen so much of his stuff that I’m getting jaded, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a few surprises. I’ve probably seen about 75% of the images elsewhere, so if you’ve been to his presentations at National Geographic, there isn’t much new here. If you haven’t seen his recent work, then this should be a real treat - definitely worth visiting. Closes 7/17.