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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Night and Day: the Suburbs of Northern Virginia"

Arlington Artisphere Presents:

Night and Day: the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Photographs by Everitt Clark

February 1 – March 31, 2012

Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 2, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
in the Mezz Gallery

Artist's Talk at 6:00 PM
“Untitled (Night 16)” and “Roots, Trash, and Stream”

Artisphere presents an exhibition of large format black-and-white photographs by northern Virginia-based photographer Everitt Clark.

In two recent series of photographs – one taken during the day, the other at night – the artist has uncovered the beauty of northern Virginia’s suburban landscape. The daytime images depict the ornery persistence of the natural world in the suburbs, while the nighttime works reveal the uncanny contrasts that lurk in our own backyards when the sun goes down.

The photographs are black-and-white silver gelatin contact prints from 4”x5” negatives. They are printed, bleached, and toned by hand so that each image is unique. It is a labor-intensive process which produces images of unsurpassed tonal density and razor-sharp detail. They reveal the unexpected grandeur of an abandoned gas station, the scraps of plastic caught in a tree, and the lamps on a lonely street at dusk.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. The general hours are 4PM – 11PM Wednesday – Friday, Noon – 11PM Saturday, and Noon – 5PM Sunday. Artisphere is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The opening reception and artist talk are free and open to all.

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