Posts Tagged ‘Adamson Gallery’

Reviewed: “Wild Things” at Adamson Gallery

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 [...]

Reviewed: Renate Aller at Adamson Gallery

Renate Aller’s previous show at Adamson Gallery—a decade's worth of sea-and-sky photographs taken from the same point on southern Long Island—was rousing success, offering hyper-real portrayals within ever-changing atmospheric conditions. But Aller's new exhibit demonstrates the perils of taking a good idea a step too far. Titled “dicotyledon,” after a flowering plant that grows in [...]

The Best Photographic Images of 2011

Sometimes an exhibit is great in its entirety; sometimes one particular piece rises well above the rest of the exhibit. The images below fall into the latter category. Together, they constitute the 10 best photographic images of 2011, at least in this reviewer's opinion.
1. Harry Callahan, “Telephone Wires,” National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery [...]

The Best Photography Exhibits of 2011

Locally, the past year has been a good one for two types of photography—landscape work and documentary. It's also been notable for several smart shows at the American University Museum and Goethe-Institut, but the sad closing of a venerable venue of good photography, Bethesda's Fraser Gallery. Here's my list of the 10 best photographic exhibits in [...]

Reviewed: “To the Ends of the Earth” at Adamson Gallery

Don’t get too literal about the title of the exhibit “To the Ends of the Earth.” While some of the 13 photographs by four artists were taken in such isolated locales as Antarctica and Greenland, many were taken in more familiar spots, such as the Gulf Coast and the farmlands of Kansas. The images share [...]

Now on View: “Titouan Lamazou: Women” at Adamson Gallery

It would be too easy to classify Titouan Lamazou’s photographic series, “Women,” as a United Colors of Benetton-meets-Oxfam tour through the poverty and prejudices women face worldwide—and how, despite the odds, they persevere. And when you stare into the beautiful faces of twins Soya and Awa from Mauritania, or the scantily clad Katrine and Noris [...]

Falling Out of Love With Lou Reed

The one-room Adamson Gallery looks and smells crisp, clean. Like fresh ink and paper, or new money. It's 6:30 p.m., and I’ve just slipped in with a party of three after fumbling the keypad/intercom system downstairs. This group claims the corner next to the bar, in front of the windows and the binder explaining the [...]