Homme Gallery Presents Carolyn Toye The D.C. I See: Art of a Vanishing City

By Editorial Team on August 22, 2022

Thu, 25 August 2022 - Wed, 07 September 2022


Opening Reception: Thursday, August 25 from 7-9pm
An artist talk will be held on Saturday, September 3 at 4pm
Carolyn Toye Artist Statement
“At the core of my work is my belief that the beauty of D.C.’s urban landscape is pervasive and infinite. As a photographer, it is my joy to preserve that beauty when it reveals itself to me.

I describe my photography as “urban fine art” because I believe that it reflects the artistry of the urban landscape in its most elemental components: color and texture; line and pattern; composition and juxtaposition; and fullness and void.

As a native Washingtonian, I never tire of seeing the majestic and powerful monuments and structures that characterize the city of “Washington, D.C.” But, those images are conspicuously absent from my work.

I prefer, instead, to capture, in still frames, the quiet beauty that lives in every quadrant, in every neighborhood, and on every street of my hometown—“D.C.” “

Carolyn Toye is a D.C.-based photographer, who specializes in urban and fine art photography.  A native Washingtonian, Carolyn photographs, almost exclusively, the architecture, cityscapes, and found objects of D.C.’s diverse quadrants and neighborhoods. Carolyn has exhibited her work in numerous gallery shows and juried exhibitions, both locally and nationally and, in 2019, she self-published a photobook of her work, titled “The D.C. I See—Art of a Vanishing City.” One of Carolyn’s proudest moments as a photographer occurred in 2018, when her photograph “I Pledge Allegiance,” was acquired by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities into their permanent Art Bank, Washingtonia Collection.
HOMME DC is located at 52 O Street NW in the 52 O Street Artist Studios.