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TO JUNE 26
In “Lightly Scratching a Trajectory,” Jason Falchook’s first solo show at Fusebox, in 2002, the 28-year-old Washingtonian exhibited a range of photographs in which settings receded into the distance, leaving only a narrow plane in perfect focus. In his current exhibition, Falchook recapitulates this trick several times—with a chain-link fence (Peek/Peak is pictured), two rows of Target shopping carts, and a distant row of identical Monopolyesque houses—but also adds a few new angles, literally. This time around, Falchook has fallen in love with trapezoids, locating them in swimming pools both empty and full. He documents arrangements of quadrilaterals with an impressive balance of formalism and casualness, as in the symmetrical white-and-red building and side-by-side appliances that populate Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly. Utility poles and head-on guardrails split a number of images into equal halves, in an effect that recalls Peter Greenaway’s 1976 film Vertical Features Remake. But horizontals punctuate Falchook’s most intriguing photograph, the nighttime image Exchanged Pleasantries (Continuous/Contiguous), which documents, Todd Hido–style, a low-slung building with small windows dressed with divergent colors of cellophane. Also showing: neo-op-art paintings by Gary Petersen in creamy shades of peach, magenta, and lavender. The show is on view from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and from noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, to Saturday, June 26, at Fusebox, 1412 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 299-9220. (Louis Jacobson)