Gallery opening: "Drive By"
GALLERY OPENING OF THE WEEK
People spend a lot of time looking out car windows, but they don't necessarily pay attention to the world the automobile has engendered. The six artists represented in "Drive By" examine this landscape carefully.
The show features many vantage points and several media. Video works include Martyn Blundell's "La Rotunda de Velez," which renders the highway experience as blurred stripes, and Zlatko Cosic's "CCTV East," which peers through the Berlin Wall.
Among the paintings are Sarah McKenzie's stark views of suburban sprawl under construction and Gregory Thielker's photorealistic yet near-abstract "Vortex," which gazes through the window of a womb-like car at an unrecognizable beyond.
"Drive By" has its opening reception Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 8:15 p.m. The show runs through March 11 at Project 4 Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, Suite 302. 202-232-4340. www.project4gallery.com . Free.
- Mark Jenkins