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Divine Revelations: Passages From the Life of Our Lady


Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, November 2, 2012

On Friday, the Anacostia neighborhood plays host to two art openings you won’t want to miss. From 7 to 9 p.m., Honfleur Gallery unveils the latest solo exhibition by Michael B. Platt. Called “Steppin’ Out,” the show features digital prints of the human figure, influenced by a recent trip to Australia, that are reminiscent of the Washington artist’s life-size cutouts from the 1980s and 1990s.

Around the corner, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Gallery at Vivid Solutions -- temporarily housed in a satellite space -- will host an opening for “Divine Revelations: Passages From the Life of Our Lady.” Inspired by Roman Catholic iconography, Carolina Mayorga’s series of photographs re-imagines the artist as the Virgin Mary, in a commentary on gender and cultural identity.

The opening will include a performance by Mayorga at 6:15 p.m.