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For Lou Reed—a man inseparable from New York’s Warholian avant-garde art scene and teeth-gritting feedback—“Romanticism” is an eerily peaceful product. The images in this photography collection chronicle Reed’s travels through the American Southwest and Europe. But contrary to his romantic forbears, Reed embraces technology in his art. Using a digital camera adapted to record infrared light, he elevates Ansel Adams apery to dreamy celestial allegory. “Romanticism” coincides with the release of Reed’s same-titled book of photography.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, 11:30 A.M.–5 P.M., AND SATURDAY, NOON–5 P.M., TO SEPT. 4 AT ADAMSON GALLERY, 1515 14TH ST. NW, SUITE 202. (202) 232-0707.