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Eye Candy

Filled with bite-sized delicacies and colorful photographs, the Washington Printmakers Gallery’s latest online exhibit is as much an ode to joy as it is to craft. The exhibit, aptly named Eye Candy, celebrates small wonders and big colors as seen through the lens of WPG artists. The emporium kicks off with an amuse-bouche in the form of a photograph by Sally Canzoneri of taffy-hued “Duckies Dawdling,” a playful reminder that curiosity leads to delight. Other highlights include Clara Young Kim’s “Red Maple,” a vibrant portrait of a tree’s shadow, curtained with cinnamon-dusted leaves that evoke the dark sweetness of red velvet. Pair it with Ron Meick’s “Whirl of a Lucid Edge,” which used the drypoint technique to create a technicolor matrix with all of the complexity and lightness of peppermint meringue. And in “Circus,” Rosemary Cooley employed monoprint collage in shades of sage and tangerine, interlacing like a swirling lollipop. The goal of the exhibit is to create “a feast for the eyes,” and this is a feast where there’s always room for (more) dessert. The exhibit can be viewed online at washingtonprintmakers.com until Feb. 15. Free.