For the pleasingly named “ReFresh,” a show that falls smack dab in the center of the August doldrums, Long View’s big, cool space is arranged to feel like a glass of ice-cold water. The show, touted as “new work by some of the gallery’s best,” features appealing pieces that don’t fall under any particular theme, but many of the works have an assemblagelike quality that invoke layering or stacking. Michele Peterson-Albandoz creates mixed-media pieces with reclaimed wood; Ryan McCoy calls to mind Anselm Kiefer with his “paintings” of pine needles, ash, and baby powder (pictured); Cheryl Wassenaar builds collages with cut signage. But there are also some works that are a little more streamlined: Bring your own beach chair to lounge in front of Eve Stockton’s “Seascape,” a wonderfully enormous woodcut of choppy water.
The exhibition is on view 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. to August 28 at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. Free.