Posts Tagged ‘Vivid Solutions’

Photographer Jared Soares and the Magic of a D.C. Summer Basketball League

"The nicknames for each bleacher section, the pickup games played by teens before the actual games, DJ Mixx playing the league theme song... It’s more than just basketball."

Black Photography Collective MAMBU BADU Mounts its Ambitious First Exhibit

In MAMBU BADU’s current exhibit, "If We Come from Nowhere Here, Why Can’t we Go Somewhere There?" the collective has created what it most wanted to find: a place to highlight the photography of women of black and African descent.
"As three black women photographers who regularly went to gallery and museum shows, read publications about contemporary photography, and who [...]

The Best D.C. Photography Exhibits of 2013

If you wanted to see good photography in D.C. in 2013, you had lots of options. Sweeping historical surveys? Sure. Tech-forward experiments? Yep. Landscapes, scientific images, personal explorations? Check, check, and check. Here, in descending order, are my picks for the best photographic exhibits in the Washington area this year.

1. “Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter” [...]

Neighborhood Swatch: Where to See D.C. Issues on Gallery Walls

Exhibits with local ties, now on view or opening soon at D.C. galleries.
"Here Nor There"
Joshua Wade Smith spent two days walking along the train tracks that connect Baltimore and D.C., then filmed himself walking from the train tracks to Hamiltonian Gallery. His show aims to stir thoughts about how repetition and the mundane “can be [...]

In “Divine Revelations,” Carolina Mayorga Toys With Catholics’ Obsession With Virginity

In her latest installation, “Divine Revelations: Passages From the Life of Our Lady,” D.C.-based artist Carolina Mayorga reinvents herself as a Virgin Mary-derived character—while abandoning the reverence that usually accompanies such a portrayal.
In her mixed-media show at Vivid Solutions' temporary location, Mayorga is pictured as a virginal mother figure, sometimes with a rubber baby cradled [...]

Openings: Fall Fringe and the Virgin Mary

What's new this weekend in local arts.
It's Friday! If that's not enough reason to rejoice, none of the new arts openings this weekend have anything to do with Tuesday's election or the aftermath of the Frankenstorm. Instead, they're a wide mix of innovative theater, photographs about social and religious issues, and modernist paintings inspired by [...]

A Gallery’s Map of D.C. Artists

You wouldn't necessarily expect to see punk icon Ian MacKaye and graffiti artist Tim Conlon in the same room. But they're both among the subjects of "Documents: Alternative Guide to the DC Underground," a show by Ayodamola Okunseinde and Yulia Graham that opens tonight at the Gallery at Vivid Solutions, and which makes surprising connections between mainstays [...]