There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
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.