Adam de Boer: Finca

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Editorial Review

Adam de Boer at Flashpoint Gallery

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Adam de Boer's exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery is something of an experiment for the Washington artist. The colors used in his newest paintings are based on an early-20th-century theory of "chords of color," where musical notes correspond to specific hues. In this case, the songs that inspired de Boer come out of Colombian vallenato music, a type of folk music he heard during a recent visit to a friend's farm, or finca, near Bogota, which also inspired the scenes depicted in his paintings.

On Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., Flashpoint will host a free opening reception for "Adam de Boer: Finca" at 916 G St. NW. A vallenato musician will also perform. The show runs through Nov. 13. 202-315-1305.

- Michael O'Sullivan