Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents Fred Zafran The Transit of Shadows An Allegory

By Editorial Team on September 13, 2021
Fred Zafran, Descending_02, Archival pigment ink on 100% cotton fiber paper. Image 14″ x 21″, edition of 10.
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 19 from 2pm to 4pm
On view through October 17

About the Exhibition:
Four years ago, Fred Zafran started photographing the subterranean world of the DC metro.  It was just about that time that the rail line first began to appear to him as the great mythological underground river.  What had been a routine commute to the District somehow had changed.  Over the next several years, Zafran rode the metro photographing a new, strangely beautiful terrain and the travelers transformed by their transit through this domain.  Although crowded with commuters, he found a realm of shadow and solitude, and a canvas for imagination and allegory.

About the Artist:
Fred Zafran is a documentary photographer of ordinary things exploring the urban environment as metaphor and map of our inner human landscape.  Photographing at the boundaries of illumination and darkness, Zafran’s work is a gentle observation of the city, its streets, and the unanticipated moments of quiet and solitude.  He views all photography as symbolic, and metaphor more revealing than literal depiction.  Zafran lives in Loudoun County, VA.  His work is represented by Multiple Exposures Gallery in Alexandria, VA, and he exhibits throughout the DC metro area.

Opening Reception – COVID-19 Guidance:
The opening reception for the exhibition will be held at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm.  The safety of visitors and the enjoyment of the exhibition are primary concerns.

In keeping with current guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia, and in compliance with requirements of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, all individuals (fully-vaccinated and unvaccinated) are required to wear masks when visiting the Torpedo Factory Art Center.  These guidelines are in place to ensure the well-being of all in attendance.

Multiple Exposures Gallery at The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 N Union Street, Studio 31, Alexandria, VA.