Weekend East City
Event Round Up: Steppin’ Out Edition
Honfleur Gallery (7pm
Michael Platt In and Out Red Jail Cell: Maitland pigment print on canvas 50"x150" 2012.
Photo courtesy Honfleur Gallery.
Both Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions
will be hosting exhibitions in historic Anacostia that are part of DC Fotoweek
2012. Steppin’ Out
, at Honfleur Gallery by DC-based artist Michael Platt,
defies conventional notions of photography.
Referring to himself as an “imagemaker”, Platt uses both imagery and the
written word to create work that centers on marginalized members of society. For more information, click here.
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE
The Gallery at Vivid
Solutions (6pm to 8pm)
Carolina Mayorga, also a DC-based artist, has realized a
series of works influenced by her upbringing as a “cultural Catholic” in her
native Columbia. Divine Revelations:
Passages from the Life of Our Lady
is a site-specific photography
installation created by the artist using iconic images of the Virgin Mary
derived from both by classical works and images from her childhood in
Columbia. A performance piece will take
place at around 6:15pm. For more information, click here.
To read an in-depth interview with Carolina Mayorga by East
City Art’s Eric Hope click here
NOTE: The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is temporarily relocated to
1922 Martin Luther King Avenue SE while the main space is being renovated.
Decoy, aka Alicia Cosnahan, is among DC’s most cherished
street artists known for her innovative portraiture and large scale mural
projects. This Saturday, Decoy will
transform the Fridge on Capitol Hill into a full-fledged nail salon. Yes, you can get a manicure but make sure you
schedule an appointment in advance! For more information and to schedule an
appointment, click here.
The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street rear alley, SE
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