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“Time & Land” is well-described by its title: In this group show, three artists explore the passage of time on land. They’re largely successful. Some of Kate MacDonnell’s pieces are hobbled by cramped wood frames and an indifferent color palette, but her images of birdseed photographed from a second-story window throughout the seasons show conceptual promise, and she offers an impressive series of images taken in a green-tinged, Todd Hido-esque nighttime gloom. Ken D. Ashton’s three images are the simplest—photographs taken from a moving train with gracefully fuzzed details. But the show-stealer is Terri Weifenbach, who moves seamlessly from her past photography works to high-definition video in “Blue” (shown). In three time-lapsed minutes of footage, Weifenbach trains her lens on a small corner of a pond, gently shifting the plane of focus in and out. For a moment, it provides a brief moment of perfect clarity—literally. It’s her strongest work in about a decade. “Time & Land” is on view 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to May 5 at Civilian Art Projects, 1019 7th St. NW. civilianartprojects.com. (202) 607-3804.