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The title of local photographer Marie Emerson’s second solo show came to her courtesy of the 2016 presidential election. Emerson, working with her circle of friends, had already mounted a collaborative exhibition in June and July of 2017 titled After Hours at Femme Fatale, the D.C. creatives collective. That show had explored the participants’ lives outside their jobs, and early on, Emerson knew the next exhibition would be called During Hours. She then created the eventual title, enDuring Hours, after thinking about her and her collaborators’ emotional pain after the 2016 election. “We funneled our individual and collective hardships over these past couple of years through each photographic image,” Emerson says. The images feature metaphorical expressions of the subjects’ states of mind, through yoga-like poses and corporeal interactions often captured in impromptu studio sessions. Emerson recalls a working mom once told her, “When home life is bad, at least you have work. When work is bad, at least you have home.” Now, though, she says, “all facets of our individual lives have been affected” by the politics of our time—and it shows in her work. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to July 29 at Shopkeepers, 1231 Florida Ave. NE. Free. shopkeepersgallery.com. (Louis Jacobson)
OH AND ALSO
UK pop legends Boy George & Culture Club perform with party rockers The B-52s at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 7 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $42–$90.
The National Symphony Orchestra puts on its annual Summer Music Institute, in which participants perform chamber music in small ensembles at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Arena Stage hosts the world premiere of Dave, a musical adapted from the Oscar-nominated film about a man who is hired as a stand-in for the president. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 6th St. SW. $117.
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