Posts Tagged ‘William Christenberry’

Emptiness and Presence in Photographs at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

The photographs in “Absence/Presence: Selected Contemporary Photography” may be devoid of people, but they are not devoid of emotion.

Photo: William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts

William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts, June 10th.

Familiar Landscapes in Photos at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

“Terra Firma” is summertime filler—two small rooms of landscape photographs from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s vaults. But in the dog days of August, filler can fit the mood perfectly.
This hodgepodge of an exhibition features characteristic landscape works by a range of photographic giants, including Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, William Henry Jackson, Timothy O’Sullivan (whose [...]

E. Brady Robinson Is in Your Workspace, Photographing Your Desk

Photographer E. Brady Robinson is putting the finishing touches on Art Desks, a volume featuring 96 images of desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers, critics, and "tastemakers" throughout the East Coast. She began working on the project in Washington in 2011.
Robinson splits her time between Washington and the University of Central Florida [...]

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 [...]

Reviewed: “Picturing the Sublime” at the Phillips Collection

For an exhibit that’s all about showcasing dramatic, sprawling expanses, the collection of photographs in “Picturing the Sublime” is rather cozy—just 11 images from the holdings of Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg.
The selections are somewhat uneven—Washington has seen better iceberg images in recent years than the offering from Lynn Davis, and the pairings from Edward Burtynsky, [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: The Primary Criterion Is Excellence Edition

Foggy Bottom of the Heap: The Kennedy Center Honors are just the worst. WaPo's Paul Farhi has a report from the event, which is too expensive for you to attend, has nothing to do with anything ("The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence"), and is rich in this kind of scene: "The pre-show [...]

Gallery Roundup: Openings, Closings, Reviews of Hamiltonian Gallery and the IDB Cultural Center

"El Dormitorio" by Eric Scibor-Rylski from "Mexico 2010" at the IDB Cultural Center.
OPENING: "Peep and Strip Show" opens today at the Art League; work by Freya Grand opens tomorrow at Gallery Neptune; "The Fantastical" opens Saturday at Project 4 Gallery.
CLOSING: Work by Margo Humphrey closes tomorrow at the Driskell Center at University of Maryland; work [...]