Gallery Openings and Events

WPA Presents Hothouse Artist Janet Ibrahim

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Photo courtesy of WPA.

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On view through June 20, 2014.

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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces an exhibition by MD-based artist, Janet Ibrahim, as part of its Hothouse Exhibition Series at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

About the Artist
Janet Ibrahim is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland. In her installation, “Untitled,” Ibrahim presents a series of monotype and inkjet prints mounted to circular wood panels. The imagery of the prints is inspired by imagery from magazine advertisements which are digitally manipulated to exaggerate the dots and pixels of the halftone patterns of the original source imagery. Through her abstraction, Ibrahim amplifies the irregular and unexpected “glitches” from the original image, obscuring it beyond direct recognition. When these magnified halftone patterns are layered over top of a monotype print, they create a vibrating sensation, almost as if viewing a television screen from too close a distance.

About Hothouse
Hothouse is a series of exhibitions, installations, and events organized by Washington Project for the Arts and taking place in the Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge. Created as a way to provide new opportunities for WPA member artists and forge new connections within DC’s creative communities, Hothouse will present member-initiated programming on a regular basis.

Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge is located at  10 I St. SW.

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