Wednesday, September 03, 2008

WHAT COMES NEXT / John Trevino

New photographs by John Trevino

September 6 - November 8, 2008
Opening Reception with music by DJ Adrian Loving
Saturday, September 6, 5 to 8 pm

What Comes Next, a new series of photographs by artist John Trevino. In his work, Trevino examines dreams and memory created as the residual of human interaction. These images build on that theme by documenting his friends, colleagues, and acquaintances wearing water polo caps customized by the artist. Worn on players' heads during water polo matches, caps take the place of jerseys in other team sports. As a form, they represent striking juxtapositions in design, part helmet, part Little Red Robin Hood. This "tough sensitivity" also characterizes much of the sport itself which itself can be quite brutal yet at times exhibits the gracefulness of a ballet. Taken out of this context, Trevino transforms the caps and the wearers into a strange and mysterious collective force or team on the verge of some kind of unknown action. Captured against environments Trevino frequents around Washington, D.C. as part of his routine, the work becomes a meditation on those locations and the people in his life. John currently lives in Hyattsville, MD and teaches painting and drawing at Howard University.

District Fine Arts
1639 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

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