There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

By his biography, John Gerrard would not be the most obvious artist to zero in on America’s desolate, rural terrain, but somehow the Dublin-born, Vienna-residing artist became fascinated with the horizontal, largely featureless landscapes of the great American interior. In a three-work exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Gerrard offers views of three intrusions on the binary landscape of the Great Plains—a “nodding donkey” oil well in Colorado, a series of buildings at an Oklahoma pork processing plant, and a gathering dust storm in Texas. He portrays each in soundless, high-resolution, endlessly repeating video loops stitched together by computer from actual photographs. —-Louis Jacobson.

Read the full City Lights pick here; exhibition details after the jump:

“DIRECTIONS: JOHN GERRARD” IS ON VIEW DAILY 10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. TO MAY 31 AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, INDEPENDENCE AVENUE AND 7TH STREET SW. FREE. (202) 633-1000.