City Paper is not for tourists
For the gallery’s 20th anniversary, Hemphill Fine Arts is throwing everything on the walls. Taking three works each from 30 gallery artists, Hemphill is planning “Represent,” a two-month-long rotating show of the best, the different, and the somewhere-in-between from the gallery’s stable. The place has a lot to celebrate: Even as 14th Street NW is transforming under some higher-order gentrification, Hemphill still stands among the elite tapas restaurants and luxury furniture stores. The gallery has been a cornerstone of the emergent commercial corridor for as long as it’s been heating up. And for good reason: As “Represent” will no doubt show, Hemphill boasts some of the best artists and artworks in the District.