Posts Tagged ‘Gallery Plan B’

Reviewed: “Photography: Process and Perspective” at Gallery Plan B

Gallery Plan B wasn’t kidding when it named its five-photographer show "Photography: Process and Perspective." Most of the five artists use techniques that are winningly eccentric; indeed, in most of their works, process overshadows subject matter.
The most stylistically conventional works are by Kermit Berg, who documents old-fashioned windows and staircases in black and white (second from [...]

FotoWeek DC Kicks Off Tomorrow

It’s time again for FotoWeek DC, the week-long festival of photography that began in 2008. It kicks off with a launch party tomorrow night and runs through Nov. 12.
We’ve already reviewed a number of the exhibits. One of the others that's already open to the public is “Ocean Soul, Photographs by Brian Skerry” at the [...]

Reviewed: Kermit Berg and Delna Dastur at Gallery Plan B

For Kermit Berg, an artist based in Berlin and San Francisco, the "vast stretches of fluorescent lighting indoors and neon lighting outdoors in Tokyo have been a powerful influence." That’s clear from “Tokyo Night Office,” an exhibit at Gallery Plan B featuring works that are clearly photo-based but otherwise leave their multilayered technique obscure. Most [...]

Don’t Be Bored: “Local Color” and Talking About Race

When most people visualize Washington, D.C., marble monuments come to mind. But in Gallery plan b’s exhibition “Local Color”—a nine-artist show of paintings and photographs set in D.C.—the surprise icon is Wonder bread. Charlie Gaynor presents a bracing image of the façade of the old Wonder bread factory at 641 S St. NW in Shaw, [...]

Reviewed: “Local Color” at Gallery Plan B

When most people visualize Washington, D.C., marble monuments come to mind. But in Gallery Plan B’s exhibit “Local Color”—a nine-artist show of paintings and photographs, all set in D.C.—the surprise icon is…Wonder Bread. Charlie Gaynor presents a bracing image of the façade of the old Wonder Bread factory at 641 S St. NW in Shaw, [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Festivals, Open Houses, Art Openings and More!

Amy here from Free in DC bringing you some highlights from my site. With so many festivals, open houses, and art openings this weekend, this post is organized primarily by theme rather than just by date. All of these events are totally free to attend, though it’s always great to show your support for local [...]

Notes from the Knot

"Nicholas! You are getting chalk-happy," cried one of the assistants helping to assemble Steed Taylor's "Daughters and Sons Knot" Sunday morning. "Don't make me slap you!" About a dozen people were milling about the 800 block of Vermont Avenue, laying string across the asphalt, placing chalk marks, and painting black latex paint between the lines. [...]

Road Tattoo for 800 Block of Vermont Avenue NW Is Approved for This Weekend

We commented in June that Steed Taylor and Gallery Plan B were in discussion with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Department of Transportation to paint a "Road Tattoo" in front of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Vermont Avenue. Nearly a month later that project has been approved, and [...]

Knot Your Typical Public Art: Road Tattoos at Gallery Plan B

Steed Taylor's "Mentors Mark," from 2007.

Though the name "Road Tattoo" lacks eloquence, it is an exacting description of the work currently on display at Gallery Plan B. With the idea that streets are public skins open to acts of commemoration and ritual, Steed Taylor's works of black latex paint on asphalt resemble Celtic knots and [...]

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