Posts Tagged ‘Carroll Square Gallery’

Photographic Dispatches From Bolivia to Anacostia at Carroll Square Gallery

Portraits of day laborers in La Paz, jazz musicians, and one pink-shirted youngster

Genius or Gobbledygook? “Real Beauty” at Carroll Square Gallery

Art theory is often inscrutable, and it’s doubly so for abstract painting. That’s why the framing of the “Real Beauty” at Carroll Square Gallery needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
“Abstraction is arguably the truest representation of how the world feels, though by definition it obscures how the world actually appears,” reads the [...]

Reviewed: “Paper Paradox” at Carroll Square Gallery

The “paradox” in “Paper Paradox,” a 10-artist exhibit at Carroll Square Gallery, is that the ultimate two-dimensional material can, with some effort, be teased into three-dimensional sculpture. The material for this exhibit is no Dunder-Mifflin overstock product; when the paper in “Paper Paradox” is handmade, even “flat” isn’t flat.
Consider Peter Winant’s “Chalk Lines” (detail at bottom), [...]

ToDo ToDay: “National Eyes of History,” Bell X1, and George Pelecanos

The White House News Photographers Association has been mounting exhibitions of its contest winners for decades. This year, a related but separate exhibit sponsored by the association—one that for the first time solicited entries from photographers around the country—is being held at the much smaller Carroll Square Gallery. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view 8 [...]

Reviewed: “National Eyes of History” at Carroll Square Gallery

The White House News Photographers Association has been mounting exhibitions of its contest winners for decades, and as a D.C. native with an affinity for photography, I practically grew up on them. In years past, the contest winners have been shown at large venues such as the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the [...]

Reviewed: “Raising Dust” at Carroll Square Gallery

“Raising Dust” at the Carroll Square Gallery spotlights five artists whose works incorporate clay, but none of the five artists—Akemi Maegawa, Melissa Mytty, Matthew Alden Price, Matt Ziemke, and Margaret Boozer—is content to simply turn clay into pottery. For each of them, clay or dirt is a starting point, not an end in itself.
Price turns acrylic, [...]

Reviewed: “Currents” at Carroll Square Gallery

The Hemphill-presented exhibit now on view at Carroll Square Gallery, "Currents," features four artists labeled “emerging talents in the mid-Atlantic region,” each of which “plays with the boundaries of abstraction and representation.” But on balance, there’s more abstraction than representation.
Alex Ebstein offers mixed-media works featuring wood, paper, yarn, twine and dirt; some (loosely) suggest masks, [...]

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 [...]

Reviewed: National Geographic Image Collection at Carroll Square Gallery

The 30 photographs in “The National Geographic Image Collection: Photographs of Social Life in Washington, D.C., 1900-1960” couldn’t be more different from what we’ve come to expect from National Geographic. The works at the Carroll Square Gallery are vintage black-and-white images taken in one city, not the crisp, mesmerizing color photographs of exotic locales we’ve [...]

Reviewed: Mariah Anne Johnson and John Watson at Carroll Square Gallery

One wonders if the conceit behind Carroll Square Gallery’s “Space Is the Place” is meant half-jokingly. The two artists in the show—Mariah Anne Johnson and John Watson—were asked to make “site responsive installations,” yet there are probably a dozen galleries in town with more interesting spaces for an artist to be “responsive” to than Carroll [...]