The exhibition “Remote” is intended to encompass “desolate far reaches of the mind and the land—places hard to reach, but rich with reward when discovered and investigated.” This theme is a bit flimsy—it’s hard to characterize the tourist locales and highway lightposts in the exhibition as being truly isolated—but it’s more fruitful to focus on the pleasing abstractions in shades of baby blue and peach. Lisa K. Blatt offers images of two distant, mountainous horizons, but her most impressive photograph is the one of a curvaceous snow dune that seems to have the consistency and texture of whipped cream. Meanwhile, E. Brady Robinson presents a pleasantly dreamy tableau of swaying Miami trees that was seemingly photographed through a tropical storm. And Kate MacDonnell offers a pair of elemental images—an ocular halo that shades from ice blue to white, and a pale pink atmospheric image with an enigmatic blocky pattern.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 4 TO 8 P.M. FRIDAYS AND 1 TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND SATURDAYS TO NOV. 27 AT CIVILIAN ARTS PROJECTS, 1019 7TH ST. NW. FREE. (202) 607-3804.