Gain the World, Lose your Soul: September 2010

Reprinted from The Washington Post

Anacostia galleries feature art by Billy Colbert, Rachael Beamer, Lindsay Talley

“Sneaker Pimps” is part of Billy Colbert’s “Gain the World, Lose Your Soul” at Honfleur Gallery. (Jati Lindsay/from Billy Colbert)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two Anacostia shows look simultaneously forward and backward.

On Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., Billy Colbert’s “Gain the World, Lose Your Soul” opens at Honfleur Gallery. The Washington painter’s edgy work reconfigures pop imagery to critique the direction of modern society. Also on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., Rachael Beamer and Lindsay Talley’s “Instantaneous?” opens at the nearby Gallery at Vivid Solutions. The two-photographer showcase examines the old-fashioned notion of instant photography in a digital age. Both shows are free and run through Oct. 22.

Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-536-8994.

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. 202-365-8392.


— Michael O’Sullivan