Lucy Hogg may have spoken painting’s eulogy years ago, but that didn’t stop her from digging up its grave. In “Floating Faces,” Flashpoint’s latest exhibit, she takes inspiration from Old Master painting but decontextualizes the sitter’s face: Rather than sitting atop a nobleman with a frilly collar and plumed hat, the head floats, eerily, within a monochromatic portrait oval. Since her “last painting,” which was exhibited at Meat Market last year, Hogg has attempted to put its history in the present tense, with varying degrees of success. By taking historical clues away from her faces, they are intended to appear ageless and anonymous, interchangeable with the stranger you passed on the street or an extra in a movie. But the eyes of the sitters, which have taken in courtly dinners and epic rebellions, reveal an old soul—and betray Hogg’s efforts. The exhibition is on view from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, to Friday, May 17, at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Free. (202) 315-1310.