Target Gallery Presents Beyond the Frame: A Contemporary Exploration of Mixed Media Photography

By Editorial Team on February 6, 2023

Fri, 10 February 2023 — Sat, 04 March 2023

Matthew Conradt, We Didn’t Even Count the Hours, 2019. Photo-transfer collage on Mylar.

Reception: Friday, February 10 at 6pm

The new group exhibition in Target Gallery, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s contemporary exhibition space, explores how artists are experimenting with photography outside of a traditional image in a frame. Visitors to Beyond the Frame will experience how photography is being incorporated into new medias to create layered themes of meaning.

This all-media exhibition features 12 artists, with 3 from the greater D.C. metropolitan region.

Participating artists are:

  • Haylee Anne, Atlanta, GA
  • Heather Beardsley, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Lauren Bertelson, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Stefani Byrd, Wilmington, NC
  • Matthew Conradt, Brooklyn, NY
  • Catherine Day, McLean, VA
  • Tyler Grimes, Baltimore, MD
  • Samantha Jensen, Brooklyn, NY
  • James Leach, Edmonds, WA
  • Sarah Hood Salomon, Germantown, MD
  • K Sarrantonio, Brooklyn, NY
  • Veronica Sloan, Gaithersburg, MD

DC-based artist Siobhan Rigg juried this exhibition from artists from around the country. Rigg states, “The artists in this exhibition disrupt the frame in order to explore the many ways in which realities and experiences are multiple. Their methods are varied. Some fragment the subject. Others multiply the frame in capturing a single subject. Some intervene in the image using physical materials while others create images from fragmented substances. VR and 3d capture dislodge the edges of the two-dimensional image entirely. Taken together, these artists reconnect photography with the complexity of the world just outside the frame.”

Beyond the Frame: A Contemporary Exploration of Mixed Media Photography is on view through Saturday, March 4, 2023. Torpedo Factory Art Center will host a reception in Target Gallery on Friday, February 10, at 6 p.m. A digital catalogue will also be viewable by February 4 at Torpedo Factory Art Center and Target Gallery are open daily from 10am – 6pm. Visit for our event early closures hours.

About the JurorSiobhan Rigg is an Associate Professor of Studio Arts and currently also serves as Program Head of Design at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts & Design. Rigg is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher, and writer whose creative and research interests center on social and environmental micro-histories. Their work is concerned, most immediately with the ways toxic legacies are distributed within the built environment, and more broadly, with theoretical and material explorations of governance and land use. Rigg teaches across the areas of studio arts, time-based media, and social practice at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About Target Gallery

Torpedo Factory Art Center curates Target Gallery as it’s contemporary exhibition space, promoting high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through a variety of visual media in a rotating schedule of exhibitions. More information is available via

About Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios under one roof. The City of Alexandria manages Torpedo Factory Art Center through the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities as part of the Office of the Arts’ family of programs and facilities. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 studios and seven galleries. For more information, visit or follow the Art Center on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube, and Pinterest via @torpedofactory.

Target Gallery is located in Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St Alexandria VA.