Nothing Is the Same


Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, June 21, 2013

According to Flashpoint Gallery, Sam Scharf “resists stylistic and aesthetic continuity.” That’s a fancy way of saying that you never know what to expect from the restlessly inventive Washington artist, whose first solo exhibition opens at the gallery with a reception on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. One thing you can expect from “Nothing Is the Same”: surprise.

The show, which will include sculptures made from plywood, drywall, concrete and other repurposed building materials, is one of two concurrent installations showcasing the artist’s work. The other is on view across the street at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library during normal business hours.