Posts Tagged ‘Art Museum of the Americas’

The Day Laborers and Tiny Houses of Mexican Suburbia, in Photos

It’s not every day you stumble upon photography that combines visual interest, social righteousness, and empathy for its subjects. But Alejandro Cartagena’s work, now on display at the Art Museum of the Americas in an exhibit called the “Small Guide to Homeownership,” exudes each of those things.
Cartagena, based in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, [...]

Reviewed: Anne-Lise Large at the Art Museum of the Americas

It isn’t often you see a contemporary photographer paying homage to the grainy, soft-focused, and ethereal work of late 1800s/early 1900s pictorialists. But Anne-Lise Large, a French artist who has spent four years living in the United States, does—though with a twist.
Much pictorialist work was idealized and sentimental in subject matter, but Large aims to make [...]

The Best Images of 2012

Sometimes one image is enough to carry an exhibit. Here are my picks for the Top 10 images that appeared in photographic exhibits in D.C. in 2012.
1. Frank Hallam Day, ship hull images, Addison/Ripley Gallery
It’s difficult to choose the better of Day’s two photographs of ship hulls in “Waterline,” an exhibit loosely organized around the [...]

Top 10 Local Photography Exhibits of 2012

Maybe it’s the national malaise, or maybe it’s just coincidence, but many of the finest photographic exhibits in Washington in 2012 have been meditations on loss—the Holocaust, extinct empires, far-away wars, hardscrabble young adulthoods, urban ruins and funerary rites.
Here’s one critic’s choice of the 10 best photographic exhibits of the year. Four of the 10 [...]

ToDo ToDay: “The Ripple Effect”! Pantha du Prince! Explosion Negra!

Art and politics: two essential forces that are frequently at odds with one another. “The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially Engaged Art,” which opens today at the Art Museum of the Americas, tackles this complicated relationship as it relates to different locations throughout the Western hemisphere, including D.C. Read more >>> On view 10 a.m. to [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Outward Reach,” The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Opens

To mark the golden jubilee of Jamaica’s independence, the Art Museum of the Americas is presenting "Outward Reach," an eclectic mix of photographers and visual artists who have one foot in Jamaica and another in the United States. The standout is Andrea Chung, whose video work tweaks a late-1970s Jamaican tourism commercial that will be [...]

Reviewed: “Outward Reach” at Art Museum of the Americas

To mark the golden jubilee of Jamaica’s independence, the Art Museum of the Americas has turned to an eclectic mix of photographers and visual artists who have one foot in Jamaica and another in the United States. Jacqueline Bishop offers a series of digital photomontages of crumbling estates mashed up with antique photographs, the best [...]

Reviewed: “Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas”

Arthur Drooker’s photographic documentary project, Lost Worlds, brought him to 33 ruins in 15 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, some of them famous (Peru’s Macchu Pichu, Guatemala’s Tikal) and some decidedly less so. As an exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas illustrates, not all of the sites he visited ended up [...]

Reviewed: Wyatt Gallery at Art Museum of the Americas

Is it appropriate to find transcendence in photographs of abject poverty? That is one of the unsettling questions posed by Wyatt Gallery's exhibit "Tent Life: Haiti." (Gallery, incidentally, is a person, not a venue.) Gallery's post-earthquake series surveys the human heartache of the disaster, from impromptu garbage dumps picked over by goats and children to [...]

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