City Paper is not for tourists
I’ve been reviewing Trevor Young’s thick, moody landscape paintings for the last 16 years. But only when I reached out to him personally for the first time—to discuss his third exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Light Structures—did I learn that not a single one of his convincing renderings of billboards and loading docks in the collection was painted outdoors, or in “plein air.” Rather, the paintings at Addison/Ripley, a mix of small and large works, were created in the studio he calls his “cave.” His aerial works, featuring rocky valleys crisscrossed by illuminated strands that suggest insect tracks, “are created from my imagination and memories,” he says. Young’s most notable works obsess over how light floats above and around seemingly humdrum architectural shapes, like deserted gas stations bathed in an eerie fluorescence, or a light pole that casts a cone-shaped glow akin to a Christmas tree. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to May 26 at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. (202) 338-5180. addisonripleyfineart.com. (Louis Jacobson)
OH AND ALSO
Florida rock band New Found Glory performs with fellow rockers Bayside, The Movielife, and William Ryan Key at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 7 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $27.
The Anacostia Arts Center hosts an edition of Conversate With P, a conversation series in which creatives and entrepreneurs tell writer Panama Jackson their stories. Tonight’s event features photographer Victoria Ford of Sneakshot Photography. 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, the National Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition on the history and fallout of diseases, showcases objects to illustrate the scientific and cultural impacts of epidemics. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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