"Temperament • Monolith" at Honfleur Gallery works by Garth Fry, Dan Gray and Peter Krsko &
"Growth" Lauren Henkin, upstairs at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions temporary home
Friday, September 20th - Friday, November 1st
"Growth" by Lauren Henkin upstairs, at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. From the artist's statement: "For seven years I struggled with slow-growing tumors in my abdomen that led to two major surgeries in 2011. Before the first surgery, I began photographing urban landscapes — trees, weeds, shrubs and other vegetation attempting to grow in unlikely places. At times invasive, at times reclaiming, at times succumbing, it was hard to know whether to champion these subjects or hone my garden shears. There is a fine line between what is deemed invasive and what is merely reclaiming a rightful environment. Who am I to judge, even when the domain is my own body? I was drawn to these urban growths because they persevere. They are survivors. Emerging through asphalt, suffocated by electrical wires, trapped between buildings, standing proud even in defeat, they are both accommodating and unyielding. I respect them."
Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions DC temporary home