Civilian Art Projects: “This guy knows how to live,” the Civilian Art Projects’ Web site says about the fictional subject of Erick Jackson’s “Vlad’s Crib.” The colorful bachelor pad—which includes a drum room, and arcade, and a sauna—depicted in Jackson’s paintings certainly suggest so, but also offer a stark contrast to the overexposed black-and-white photographs that make up Noelle Tan’s “From Here to Salton Sea.” The reception is at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; the exhibitions are on view from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, Oct. 20, at Civilian Art Projects, 406 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 607-3804.
Flashpoint: E. Brady Robinson went through plenty of moving about while taking the color photographs in “Shift”: The photos, “informed by the technology of instant mobile image capture, as well as travel and landscape photography,” are the result of more than two years’ worth of work and travel. The reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; the exhibition is on view from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, Oct. 6, at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Free. (202) 315-1310.
Hillyer Art Space: In “Ice Stories,” artist Lisa Sheirer “takes photographs of natural landscapes through ice coated windows, then manipulates them to create abstracted compositions.” The reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; the exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, to Thursday, Oct. 25, at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court NW, 1st Floor. Free. (202) 338-0680.
Meat Market Gallery: The reception for “Conscious Inaction,” which features works by Benjamin Jurgensen, Paul Jeffreys, and Isaac Maiselman, is at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; the exhibition is on view from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays, to Sunday, Sept. 30, at Meat Market Gallery, 1636 17th St. NW. Free. (202) 328-6328.