Honfleur Gallery Presents 'Steppin' Out' by Michael Platt

By Editorial Team on October 29, 2012


Photo Courtesy Honfleur Gallery.
Opening Reception Friday, November 2 from 7pm to 9pm


The exhibit runs from November 2 – December 21, 2012.

In participation with FotoDC 2012, Honfleur Gallery announces the solo exhibition of Michael B. Platt, a local Washington, DC-based artist whose practice utilizes photography to surprising and provocative effect.

Note that this is one of two Anacostia exhibitions that will host opening receptions on November 2nd. Divine Revelations: Passages from the Life of Our Lady by Carolina Mayorga will be at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions from 6pm to 8pm and Steppin’ Out by Michael B. Platt will premiere at Honfleur Gallery from 7pm to 9pm.

Long known as a printmaker, Michael B. Platt now prefers the more encompassing designation, “imagemaker.” His artwork has turned to digital imagery and book art that combines image and poetry that play with the idea of fragments, allowing us glimpses of ourselves. He continues to create artwork that centers on figurative explorations of life’s survivors and the marginalized, referencing history and circumstance in the rites, rituals and expressions of our human condition.

In Steppin’ Out, Platt revisits his idea of life-sized cut-outs of charcoal drawings on wood, made in the 1980s-90s and based on then-current newspaper images of black on black crime. The artist cuts out digital prints from adhesive fabric, playing with repeated figures, generating and implying a sense of ritual-familiar and unfamiliar. The experiences of a recent trip to Australia influenced many aspects of these new images. Currently Platt teaches drawing, digital photography/digital printmaking at Howard University. Platt is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. He has exhibited internationally and nationally.

Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in Historic Anacostia at 1241 Good Hope Road SE

Gallery Hours are as follows

  • Sunday/Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Friday: noon to 5pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Honfleur Gallery is a project of ARCH Development Corporation.

www.archdevelopment.org | www.honfleurgallery.com | www.vividsolutionsdc.com