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Though inspired by 10 Korean icons traditionally associated with immortality, Y. David Chung’s beautifully rendered installation at the Gallery at Flashpoint can be read as much as a study of defeat as one of perseverance. Is the bloom in Fungus protruding defiantly from a sidewalk crack, or is it simply the last survivor of a concrete invasion? Is that group of turtles emerging from the lower left corner of the mural fleeing a despoiled river or mounting a land invasion? Are the clouds overhead coming or going? Collectively (cars, concrete, signage, etc.), humans are threatening and nearly ubiquitous; as individuals, they are meek and—between the hooded guy hunched against the rain in Water and the women swimming fishlike beneath the sun in Sun—also seemingly uncertain of their place. The show is on view from noon to 6 p.m. (see City List for other gallery times) at the Gallery at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Free. (202) 315-1310.