"Donkeys and Elephants" at Studio Gallery Wednesday, Jan. 23

Considering how much the practice of politics—and journalism—has changed over the years, the art of political cartooning has been surprisingly resilient. In the sprawling and occasionally inspired “Donkeys & Elephants,” Studio Gallery aims to document the art form’s evolution over the years. The show includes mini-collections of original art by the late Washington Post cartoonist Herblock, notably his classic, saggy-faced Richard Nixon, and by Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher of the Economist and the Baltimore Sun. (Disclosure: Through my job in the media, I know KAL and a few other cartoonists in the show.) Compared to these old pros, the selection of works from Cagle Cartoons, a syndicate with many contributors, is much more uneven, with many examples that are too heavy-handed to be effective. A few individual cartoons do stand out: a tessellated, Zen-like rendering of a donkey and elephant by Joel Pett, and Randall Enos’ distinctive, linocut-style images. But only one—in which a crazed elephant shouts to a jaded Alice, White Rabbit, and Mad Hatter, “I’ll show you a real mad tea party!”—is laugh-out-loud clever. With a pitch-perfect take on John Tenniel’s original Alice illustrations, this one has the good manners to hat-tip its historical forebears.

The exhibit is on view Wednesdays–Fridays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to Jan. 26 at Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW. Free. (202) 232-8734. studiogallerydc.com.

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