Posts Tagged ‘colby caldwell’

This Week in Reviews

Gittell on the Oscar-nominated short films; Capps on "how to survive your own death"

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 [...]

What Is the Role of Art in the Wake of Tragedy?

The Economist gave the United States a whole weekend to mourn the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre before telling the entire nation to suck it up. "Those of us who view the events remotely ... unless we start to evince a newfound appetite for gun-control measures to prevent future mass slayings, are doing little [...]

Reviewed: Colby Caldwell at Hemphill Fine Arts and Civilian Art Projects

The prolific and stylistically restless D.C.-based artist Colby Caldwell is not only mounting two simultaneous exhibits—at Hemphill Fine Arts and Civilian Art Projects—but the exhibits feature four distinct bodies of work, each with a varied take on photography. Several works (including the one below) are new examples from Caldwell’s decade-old series “How to Survive Your [...]