Steppin’ Out: Michael B. Platt

Exhibit: November 2 – December 21, 2012

In Steppin’ Out, Michael B. Platt revisits his idea of life-sized cut-outs of charcoal drawings on wood, made in the 1980s-90s and based on then current newspaper images of black on black crime. The artist cuts out digital prints from adhesive fabric—playing with repeated figures, generating and implying a sense of ritual—familiar and unfamiliar. The experiences of a recent trip to Australia influenced many aspects of these new images. Currently Platt teaches drawing, digital photography/digital printmaking at Howard University. Platt is represented by International Visions The Gallery, a Washington, DC gallery owned and directed by Tim Davis.

 

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Artist Talk: Saturday, December 1 @ 2:30 p.m.

Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE WDC, 20020

Artist Michael B. Platt will speak about his current exhibition at Honfleur Gallery, Steppin’ Out, in the context of his greater body of work. The poet Carol Beane, whom Platt collaborates with actively and whose poetry is integrated in the exhibition, will give a reading. A Q&A session will follow the talk and reading. The event will be preceded by a 2 p.m. talk by Carolina Mayorga at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions about her current exhibit at that gallery Divine Revelations: Passages from the Life of Our Lady. The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is temporarily located at 1922 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE WDC 20020.

 

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