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Irvine Contemporary: “Don’t do it buddy. You’re a young man! You’ve got your whole life ahead of you!” Thankfully, photographer Kerry Skarbakka uses a network of unseen wires to suspend himself in mid-air in the photographs that compose “The Struggle to Right Oneself,” an exhibition that “dramatizes one of the deepest themes of our moment—the sense [of] losing balance and control both personally and socially.” “The Struggle to Right Oneself” is accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Los Angeles-based photographer Marla Rutherford. The reception is at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30; the exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, August 4, at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 332-8767.
Flashpoint: Valerie Huhn puts her finger on the notion of identity in “Trace Evidence,” a collection of “large sheets, light boxes, books, and c-prints Huhn creates beginning with her own fingerprints.” The reception is at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30; the exhibition is on view from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, July 28, at the Gallery at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Free. (202) 315-1310.
Warehouse Gallery: Kicking things up a notch at the opening reception for “Art in Heat”—-an “eclectic mix of 18 emerging and established artists from the Washington, DC, area” who “represent the best of D.C.’s Outsider, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealist artists”—-is the Lobster Boy Revue, whose “Tiki Party From Hell” promises to start the exhibition off on a sizzling note. The reception is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30; “Tiki Party From Hell” begins at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30; the exhibition is on view from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, to Monday, July 30, at the Warehouse Gallery, 1021 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 783-3933.