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FotoWeek: “Remote” at Civilian Art Projects

The exhibition “Remote” is intended to encompass “desolate far reaches of the mind and the land – places hard to reach, but rich with reward when discovered and investigated.” This theme is a bit flimsy—it’s hard to characterize the tourist locales and highway lightposts in the exhibit as being truly isolated—but it’s more fruitful to focus on the exhibit’s pleasing abstractions in shades of baby blue and peach. Lisa K. Blatt offers images of two distant, mountainous horizons (right), but her most impressive photograph is the one of a curvaceous sand snow dune that seems to have the consistency and texture of whipped cream. Meanwhile, E. Brady Robinson presents a pleasantly dreamy tableau of swaying Miami trees that was seemingly photographed through a tropical storm. And Kate McDonnell offers a pair of elemental images—an ocular halo that shades from ice blue to white, and a pale pink atmospheric image with an enigmatic blocky pattern.

The exhibition is on view 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday to Nov. 27 at Civilian Art Projects, 1019 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 607-3804.

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  • http://www.civilianartprojects.com Jayme McLellan

    The "sand dune" is snow in Antartica.

    Antartica is fairly remote. So perhaps the theme is not so flimsy.

    Nice review though. Thanks.

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