FotoWeek: “The Breadth and Beauty of Photography” at Studio Gallery
The Studio Gallery’s FotoWeek exhibition includes more than a dozen artists and just as many visual directions. Iwan Bagus uses understated black and white to create an impressive array of multiple-exposure images of ghostly human figures haunting spartan interiors. Olivia Alonso offers an inspired image of a pair of feet resting under a momentarily elevated bedsheet. Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah photographs landscapes from a moving car, as dreamy as if they were videos. But the most intriguing work may be that of Yve Assad, who prints her color images on aluminum, lending her subject matter a mesmerizing shimmer. The approach works moderately well with an image of a boat on the water, but her work truly sparkles – literally and figuratively – in an aerial photograph of a series of almost fractal-like sandbars in water. It is a classic case of technique elevating content.
The gallery is located at 2108 R St. NW. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 – 7 p.m.; Fridays, 1 – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 – 6 p.m. Free. (202) 232-8734.