Gallery Openings and Events

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions Presents Home by Benjamin Rasmussen

Benjamin Rasmussen, Kvívík, Faroe Islands.  Photo courtesy The Gallery at Vivid Solutions.

Benjamin Rasmussen, Kvívík, Faroe Islands. Photo courtesy The Gallery at Vivid Solutions.

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Opening Reception: Friday March 1 from 6pm to 9pm

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On view through April 12, 2013.

Benjamin Rasmussen grew up in the Philippines on the small island of Balabac. His mother is American and his father comes from the Faroe Islands, a small Danish protectorate in the North Atlantic. As an adult, he moved to the United States and married a woman from rural Wyoming. Belonging to three groups so geographically, culturally and linguistically separated from one another, he exists in a middle place between them. Home has grown out of a desire for his different worlds to interact with and know each other.

In her critical work On Photography Susan Sontag writes, “The lure of photographs, their hold on us, is that they offer at one and the same time a connoisseur’s relation to the world and a promiscuous acceptance of the world.” Rasmussen’s goal is to share this “promiscuous acceptance” with the viewer and through that, share the common value that each place holds to him.

The permanent location of The Gallery at Vivid Solutions remains under construction and the gallery continues to be temporarily located in the upstairs exhibition space at Honfleur Gallery located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.  Visit the gallery online at www.vividsolutionsdc.com
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