Upon entering “Recent Editions” at Adamson Gallery, I was told that there is no overarching theme to the exhibit. That seems to be accurate—it’s a collection of recent works by Adamson favorites—but individually, the works by Marc Babej, Chuck Close, Robert Longo, and Gary Simmons each have something to recommend them, even if the works [...]
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The news that Civilian Art Projects is closing its 7th Street NW gallery space caps off a year of many memorable exhibits—and too many art galleries passing into memory.
While Civilian director Jayme McLellan is taking her situation in stride, planning a 2014 full of pop-up shows and house salons, hers is not the only gallery [...]
The best photographic images in D.C. museums and galleries this year offered a memorable confluence of visual elements, engaged in conceptual experimentation, and made clever use of atypical materials and techniques. They were not, in other words, antiquated. But among my five favorites, only one was made in 2013.
The others were from 1947, 1956, 1973, [...]
If you wanted to see good photography in D.C. in 2013, you had lots of options. Sweeping historical surveys? Sure. Tech-forward experiments? Yep. Landscapes, scientific images, personal explorations? Check, check, and check. Here, in descending order, are my picks for the best photographic exhibits in the Washington area this year.
1. “Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter” [...]
Curator's Office, one of D.C.'s premiere contemporary art galleries, is leaving 14th Street NW for a destination to be determined. Andrea Pollan, the art dealer and curator who has maintained Curator's Office for nine years at 1515 14th St. NW, says that her lease ends in June.
Pollan says a real estate services firm is taking [...]
The Adamson Gallery exhibit “Gordon Parks: An American Lens” is nominally a retrospective, and it does a solid job of hitting the high points of the famed photographer’s long career with the Farm Security Administration and then Life magazine—his iconic variation on “American Gothic,” a portrait of D.C. custodian Ella Watson with a broom and [...]
There's not much new to discuss when it comes to Chuck Close's subjects. Mark continues to be Mark. Lucas continues to be Lucas. After 40 years, the portraits of Close's friends and family are no longer strangers to us. We're all old friends, and we know them by their first names.
Never mind most of them [...]
The Adamson Gallery has been on something of an animal kick recently: First it hosted a group show of animal photographs titled “Wild Things,” and now it’s showing “India Song,” a series of photographic works by London-based artist Karen Knorr that features animals making themselves at home in historic palaces and holy spaces in India. [...]
The Adamson Gallery has been on something of an animal kick recently: First it hosted a group show of animal photographs titled “Wild Things,” and now it’s showing “India Song,” a series of photographic works by London-based artist Karen Knorr that features animals making themselves at home in historic palaces and holy spaces in India.
The exhibit at Adamson Gallery may be called “Wild Things,” but beyond William Wegman’s polished Weimaraner portraits—which are charming as always (below)—the exhibit might as well be called “Dead Things.” If you don’t like being freaked out, beware the owls. The one in Jim Dine’s 1996 photogravure has an eerily lifelike eye that stares straight [...]