On View: March 3 – March 27, 2021
Gallery B presents Worker in conjunction with Clark Construction and featuring the artwork of Aleksey Kondratyev, the company’s Photographer-in-Residence.
Clark Construction began their Photographer-in-Residence program in 2016. The program commissions an emerging artist to capture the art of building, focusing on social aspects of the building process and the role that human relationships play. Aleksey Kondratyev is Clark Construction’s third Photographer-in-Residence. The exhibit will showcase a selection of images from Kondratyev’s travels as he visited Clark Construction’s offices and project sites across the United States. His photographs tell the stories of the men and women who build the necessary infrastructure that enables contemporary life.
Based in Los Angeles, Kondratyev’s work examines the intersection of labor, industry and identity. His artwork has been exhibited globally including at the SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport; Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL; Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, NY; the Berlin Center for Contemporary Art, Germany; the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece; the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Italy; Les Rencontres d’Arles, France, and Galleria Foto-Forum in Bolzano, Italy. Kondratyev has also been widely published, appearing in publications including The Financial Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Vogue Italia and British Journal of Photography. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Privately held and over 100 years old, Clark Construction has an annual revenue of $5 billion and 4,500 employees located across twenty offices and more than one hundred job sites nationwide.
Established by Montgomery County in 1994, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) is a downtown management organization that markets and maintains downtown Bethesda. The BUP team works in marketing, maintenance, transportation and administration to produce cultural events and community festivals and attend to landscaping and maintenance needs. BUP also manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS), and the Bethesda Circulator as well as the non-profit art spaces, Gallery B, Studio B and the Triangle Art Studios.
From award-winning theater to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda Film Fest, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards and Play In A Day.
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Worker will be on display from March 3 – 27, 2021 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Friday and Saturday, 12-6pm.