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May 14, 2009

Mid City Artists Open Studios  

The Mid City Artists Spring Open Studios is going on this weekend May 16 and 17! I’ll be open on Sunday only from 12-5. Drop by and see a new series of photographs I’m currently working on. A map of artists studios can be downloaded from the MCA website. Many artist studios within walking distance of the Dupont/Logan Circles will be open for visitors with over 20 artists exhibiting. This is a unique opportunity to see some of DC’s most exciting artists in their ‘home environments.’ Check out the burgeoning local art scene that is finding its focus in the […]

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Events
May 14, 2009

Art Pathology  

My photograph Dos Puertas was recently accepted into the NIH Juried Art Show, which is currently on display in the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10) next to the library entrance. Next time you are in the neighborhood to pick up the latest copy of Omics or The British Journal of Inebriety, take time out to look at the artwork. On display from May 5 through July 3.

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Lawrence of Arabia and an Illegal Hotel  

Almost half a century ago ago this barren section of the Almeria coastline in southern Spain was bustling with the activity of a small metropolis. Workers were constructing a replica of the city of Aqaba for the filming of the famous battle scene in Lawrence of Arabia. After the shoot, the entire set was dismantled, leaving the rocky coastline exactly as it had been before. The site now lies within the borders of the protected natural park of Cabo de Gata. A few years ago, a developer began construction on a mega-resort complex alongside the Algarrobico beach, a few hundred […]

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Travels
Apr 10, 2009

Fire and Disorder  

Last week I stopped by the Adamson Gallery to see “Touched by Fire”, a collection of works by French photographer Martin d’Orgeval. One year ago, a fire destroyed Deyrolle, a famous taxidermy shop in Paris. D’Orgeval was there to photograph the shop after the fire, capturing scenes of half-charred animals amidst the disordered shop. At first glance, the images appear to serve primarily as a documentary record of a point in time. While items of furniture and other debris are piled up haphazardly, it is clear that someone has already come through and begun the process of cleaning up. However, […]

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Travels
Mar 28, 2009

The Urban Crisis  

One of the running themes that emerged at ARCO this year was about the expansion and transformation of urban spaces. Perhaps its not surprising that this theme was so prominent in the midts of an international economic crisis and declining real estate market. Cities around the world have experienced a boom in construction in recent years, only to see newly fabricated neighborhoods remain uninhabited. In other cases, existing urban areas are under growing pressure from expanding populations. Several photographers have focused on this problem. Belén Uriel: Uriel’s photograph Ideal House shows a colorful billboard with the outline of a cartoon-like […]

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Travels
Mar 28, 2009

ARCO  

In February I had the opportunity to attend ARCO, the international contemporary art fair that occurs every year in Madrid. I’d been curious to attend the fair, which has strong representation from galleries in Spain and Latin America, but I had no idea beforehand of the size and national prominence of the event. ARCO takes place in an enormous convention center (the entire complex has over 200,000 square meters of exhibition space) near the airport. The metro train from central Madrid was packed — at first I thought there was a soccer game on, but everyone was heading to ARCO, […]

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Events
Mar 28, 2009

Award for Erythrina  

  I recently attended a reception to honor the Enclave Arts Competition winners at the Enclave apartment complex in Silver Spring. I received the Distinguished Artist prize for my photographic print titled Erythrina. It was exciting to receive an award after seeing the high quality of the artwork selected, including some excellent student works. A student from Hyattsville, MD, won the $20,000 arts scholarship prize to go towards his education. There was some discussion on ArtDC about this contest regarding the terms of the agreement that artists signed to enter, which appeared to require artists to give up rights to […]

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Events
Mar 28, 2009

Idylls  

May 29 – July 3, 2009Organized by the Washington Project for the Arts and the World Bank Art Program Juried by Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s OfficeOpening Reception: Friday, May 29 6-8pm The World Bank Main Complex, Front Lobby Gallery 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC Four photographs of mine from abandoned sites in Spain, including the Carabanchel prison, will be included in this exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is focused on artists interpretations of or responses to the idea of an idyll or utopian environment. More details about the show and its theme are available on the WPA […]

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Events
Nov 30, 2008

Temporary Constructions  

Thanks to all who came out to see Temporary Constructions at Nevin Kelly Gallery as part of Fotoweek DC. We were delighted to have such a great crowd at the opening reception. The show was also named one of the Top 10 Must Attend Exhibits on the Fotoweek blog. The show ended November 23rd, but if you are interested in seeing these or other works feel free to contact me or the gallery directly.

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