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Local architectural photographer Ira Tattelman says his photographs capture the “submerged meaning of places.” His color images and photo-constructions of abandoned urban sites—taken locally and on business trips to Boston and Cleveland for his day job as an architect at hip local design firm Adamstein & Demetriou—quietly examine the intricacies of overlooked civic construction and decay. The scenes in this exhibition are on the whole gloomy: The wood skeletons of buildings-in-progress and the brick entrails of decaying buildings beg for attention and solace. But Tattelman’s eye for intense rectilinear geometries give many of the most desolate images a meditative regularity. And when the photographer captures sudden angles and jutting protrusions—like the stark white cantilevered addition draping down the side of a brick building in Cleveland (pictured)—he again jolts us to attention. Tattelman’s photos hang alongside the work of two other locals. K.B. Basseches’ hazy, abstracted black and white portraits of her husband are uninvigorating. But the clever installations of Katherine Kavanaugh, which include a suspended mass of shirtsleeves so heavily starched that they’re sculptural, make the trek to Rockville worthwhile. The artists will discuss their work—on view from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday to Feb. 2—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Mansion Art Gallery, Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Free. (301) 309-3354. (Jessica Dawson)