On Friday, I had the pleasure of seeing a temporary exhibit by artist Darius Frank at Dock5 at Union Market. The exhibit, which consists of a video lasting about 20 minutes and a series of pencil drawings with mixed media, was the winner of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series in collaboration with NY public art non-profit Creative Time. The overarching theme focuses on Washington, D.C., viewed through the eyes of native residents, longtime residents and a few newcomer. Juxtaposed with the stories, reminiscences and nostalgia, we see different angles of the city. The vignettes, like the speakers, seem straightforward but they reveal layers the longer you look.
Whether you’re a new resident or a long-time local, this exhibit is a touching record of a subject that is hard to discuss: change and the repercussions of gentrification.
If you go:
WHAT: Things I Loved/d, by Darius Frank
WHERE: Dock5 at Union Market (around the block)
WHEN: Today through 6 p.m.