through December 4, 2010
"RV" is a new body of photographs by Washington DC, based photographer Frank Hallam Day. In his fourth exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Day continues to be convincing as a master of concept, technology and provocative aesthetics. The viewer is at once drawn into the dramatic realm of the RV, curious about its inhabitants while, at the same time, kept at a distance by the "gated community" that is the essence of both each particular RV and their surrounding and often intimidating landscape. Day describes them as, "...overtly theatrical, the foliage surrounding the RV's often looks like a scenery prop...intended to look staged, almost dreamlike, half-way between fantasy and reality, exercises in artifice". As such, they share a current interest of contemporary photography and places Day in the ranks of its most accomplished practitioners.
Day's recent curatorial success with PORTRAY, an exhibition of work by Washington area artists and his inclusion as finalist in Voies Off 2010 in Arles, France mark him as a powerful force in both his home town and internationally.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007