Posts Tagged ‘Hemphill Fine Arts’

Photo: William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts

William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts, June 10th.

Low-Gallery Diet: Can D.C.’s Art Scene Survive Without Traditional Spaces?

Who’s bothered by the fact that House of Cards tapes in Baltimore, not in D.C.? Let’s see. Folks who work at the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, for sure. Young aspirational residents of Capitol Hill, too, I’m betting. The D.C. art world? After last week, when Pussy Riot joined Kevin Spacey and [...]

Mingering Mike Captures D.C. Council in All Its Humanity

The artist known as Mingering Mike first dreamed about joining D.C.'s pantheon of soul sensations. Back in the 1960s and '70s, the D.C. native brought his fantasies to life through hand-painted cardboard records and sleeves. Lost for decades, those faux records eventually resurfaced to great acclaim. Now Mingering Mike's work can be found in the [...]

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 [...]

Reviewed: William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts

Hemphill Fine Arts is hosting “William Christenberry: Assembled Memory,” but the exhibit might as well be titled, "ChristenberryFest: A Career’s Worth of Tropes." The Alabama-born, Washington, D.C.-based chronicler of the Southern vernacular offers a grab bag of more than two dozen works, some of them brilliant, but all of them deeply imbued with the artist’s [...]

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 [...]

Closing Reception: Why Bethesda’s Fraser Gallery Went Under

For Catriona Fraser, the Fraser Gallery’s decade-and-a-half run in Georgetown and Bethesda ended on a simple note: “Nobody was buying any artwork from me.”
Case in point: the 10th Annual International Photography Competition, one of the gallery’s best-known feature exhibitions, which just closed at Fraser’s remaining outpost in downtown Bethesda.
The work is affordable, with most of [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: DC9, Brendan Majewski, Black Watch

In a chilling cover story for this week's Washington City Paper, Rend Smith revisits the death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed following an incident outside of the nightclub DC9, setting out to discover who, exactly, Mohammed was.
Trey Graham leads the arts section with his consideration of the play Black Watch, an inventive and widely praised work [...]

Reviewed: “Viewing Rm” at Hemphill Fine Arts

The idea of Hemphill Fine Arts’ exhibition “Viewing Rm” is to present a cross-section of the works that pass through the gallery’s back room, ordinarily to be viewed by collectors and staff rather than members of the public who attend its single-artist, group- and thematic shows. The exhibit is variegated, but like any good combine [...]