City Paper is not for tourists
Randall Scott Gallery: Brooklyn-based photographer Lori Nix claims to have a “God complex.” This Napoleon of Dioramas meticulously crafts scenes of disaster – broken-down movie theaters, overgrown aquariums, abandoned vacuum showrooms. Then, she really destroys them. “The City” is the series of large scale photographs that Nix took between creating and smiting. The reception is at 7 p.m., October 27; the exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, December 8, at Randall Scott Gallery, 1326 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 332-0806.
Transformer: Get See Saw Seen at the opening reception for D. Billy’s new exhibition of graphical creations, “Sink Sank Sunk.” D. Billy’s first solo show uses little-kid accoutrements like party streamers and comic books to get at some very grown-up concepts (D. drops the “Hedonistic Response” and the “Autonomy of Object” in the press release). The reception is at 7 p.m., October 27; the exhibition is on view from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, December 1, at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102.