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Joshua Yospyn’s photographic project “American Sequitur,” now on display at Arlington’s Artisphere, attempts to blend high and low, serious and silly, with a heavy dose of the good old red, white, and blue thrown in. Yospyn’s latest endeavor was partly inspired by the British photographer Martin Parr, whose documentation of awkward working- and middle-class tableaux and fondness for cheesy commercial postcards are as good an analogue as any for Yospyn’s vibe; he has a knack for finding people uneasily interacting with inflatable animals and the occasional, oddly serious Ronald McDonald clown. The ongoing project, which the D.C.-based freelance photographer began in 2009, got its title because of the importance of “sequence” to his work. Artisphere’s large gallery space, he says, enables him a broad canvas to organize his 58 images. In essence, he says, the Artisphere exhibition is “the culmination of a long and brutal photo edit.” The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Fridays 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays noon to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. to Nov. 15 at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 875-1100. artisphere.com.