Move Along @ BloomBars
Thank you to everyone who came to BloomBars on October 24 for the inaugural Ten Miles Square photography exhibit, Move Along, featuring work by Tracy Clayton, Pat Padua, Katy Ray, and Matt Smith.
We've now uploaded the entire exhibit to the web site, so if you missed it or just need to see these lovely photographs again, click away on the left. Each image is available for sale framed or unframed, in various sizes, so please contact heather[at]tenmilessquare.com or use the Contact form for purchasing information.
Move Along features the work of four emerging photographers who capture scenes that pass briefly before our eyes, perhaps preferring that we look away but only succeeding in making us gaze longer. Clayton is a street photographer with an eye for subtle movement and brief moments that end before we fully noticed they happened. Padua's sense of humor gives us images that aren't momentary so much as they are oddly uncomfortable. Ray's time in New Orleans puts a nostalgic filter on her scenes, and the feeling we'll soon miss the memory it gives us. By contrast, Smith's highly constructed work explores the connections between the emotional loss experienced by the subjects in the text, and the ways in which these memories can develop direct associations to our physical surroundings. Each of their images focuses on the scenes that are fleeting, whether we want them to be or not, and asks what happens when you weigh it a little longer than you should.
BloomBars is located at 3222 11th St NW, in a converted garage next to Wonderland Ballroom. From their site: "BloomBars is Columbia Heights’ new decidedly underground, spontaneous and inspirational space for local and global art, music and film you haven’t seen or heard. It’s raw. It’s organic, and slowly rising from a seed—offering an opportunity for early guests to say, 'I watched it grow when it looked like it might be a weed.'"