Kermit Berg, an artist based in Berlin and San Francisco, is clearly influenced by the fluorescent and neon lighting in Tokyo. In “Tokyo Night Office,” most of Berg’s images—photo-based, but multilayered—are bursting with energy, melding a potpourri of train maps, vending machine contents, advertising, endless walls of office-building windows, and simple squiggles of color. But the calmer images are most appealing. There’s a blocky arrangement of orange and black with a splotch of green that looks like a police-car light; a black space punctuated by blue neon lettering and geometrical green shapes; and one muted work that’s “intentionally dimmed” to honor the victims of this year’s natural and man-made disasters in Japan.
The exhibition is on view noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Nov. 20 at Gallery plan b, 1530 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 234-2711.