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Wink wink, nudge nudge. Geoffrey Aldridge’s latest exhibition at Transformer doles out innuendo pertaining to gay culture, starting with the exhibition title, “Hole in the Wall.” Surely he doesn’t mean that kind of hole in the wall—or does he? But really, the ediface in question is the one belonging to New York’s Stonewall Inn. Forty years after the riots there, the 34-year-old Aldridge evaluates their effect on his generation of gay men and demonstrates the burden they must bear through a video piece where he attempts to lift several cement blocks and is nearly crushed under their weight. Another film shows Aldridge stuffing his mouth full of handkerchiefs until he cannot fit any more in. And he doesn’t keep the discomfort to himself. Though it’s safely tethered, a sparkly disco ball of a cement block dangles from the Transformer ceiling, daring those brave enough to stand underneath.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW FROM 1 P.M. TO 7 P.M. WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY TO DEC. 26 AT TRANSFORMER, 1404 P ST. NW. FREE. (202) 483-1102.