Artist Talk: Irina Lawton and Clara Young Kim Internal Landscape at Multiple Exposures Gallery

By Editorial Team on April 27, 2023
Two Pelicans by Irina Lawton and Slow Time by Clara Young Kim.
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 29 from 2pm to 4pm

INTRODUCTION, a new fine art photography exhibition at Multiple Exposures Gallery (MEG), introduces Irina Lawton and Clara Young Kim, MEG’s two newest members. Accomplished fine art photographers, each has a keen eye and an affinity for conveying connections between the natural world and our inner selves. Though very different in style, the duo’s 23 images in INTRODUCTION explore these connections and bear witness to the beauty to be found in the space between inner experiences and the landscapes of the natural world.

INTRODUCTION is on display at Multiple Exposures Gallery from April 25 – May 21, 2023. An opening reception and artist talk will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 2pm-4pm (artist talk at 3pm).

About the Artists
Irina Lawton
Irina Lawton is a visual artist living and working in the DC Metro area. Born in Latvia and educated in Moscow, Irina’s work reflects a wide range of influences and artistic styles. Her interests include the psychological intensity of portraiture, the sensibility and pictorial aesthetics of the turn of the 20th century, and the complex political and social consequences of change in post-communist Russia. Irina’s photography across these diverse areas of interest is linked in style and method by use of multiple layers of meaning to convey a complex narrative in a single frame.

Clara Young Kim
Through her photography, Clara Young Kim enjoys creating and sharing moments that strike a chord in viewer’s souls. Born in Seoul, Korea, Clara began her study of music at age 4 and majored in voice at Yongsei University. Today, this musical background plays a strong role in Clara’s way of capturing images and moments. She believes the elements of an image, including the colors, lines, shapes, brightness, and contrast, each contain their own notes and beats. When they work together in harmony, a beautiful image and work of art results.

Multiple Exposures Galley is located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, #312, in Alexandria, Virginia.