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Photographs from the GW Collection and Selected Local Photographers Show Reflections in Two New Exhibitions

N. Jay Jaffee's photograph "Man with Sun Reflector" from 1952 is part of the new exhibition "Reflect" at the Luther W. Brady Art
N. Jay Jaffee's photograph "Man with Sun Reflector" from 1952 is part of the new exhibition "Reflect" at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. ©The N. Jay Jaffee Trust
Photography exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery showcase photographs from the GW Collection, local photographers and by a graduating student from the Corcoran
April 25, 2017

MEDIA CONTACTS
Brett Zongker: bzongker@gwu.edu, 202-994-6466
Maralee Csellar: csellar@gwu.edu, 202-994-7564

EVENT:
Drawing from the broad collection of photography in the George Washington University Collection, the new exhibition “Reflect” at GW’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery invites audiences to examine multiple genres of reflection. The exhibition features the work of photographers including Andy Warhol, Sally Gall and Philippe Halsman, as well as seven Washington-area photographers.  Also on view are photographs by Matailong Du, a graduating student from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, documenting the production of “Margin,” a dance performed by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.


WHEN
“Reflect” from the GW Collection: April 26 – July 7, 2017
“Artistry Portrayed” featuring Matailong Du’s photographs: April 10 - June 2, 2017

WHERE
The George Washington University 
School of Media and Public Affairs building 
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery (second floor) 
805 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)

ADMISSION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION
The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Brady Art Gallery at 202-994-1525 or visit http://www.gwu.edu/~bradyart/. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.

Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Saturday-Monday

MULTIMEDIA
Images of selected works available upon request. 

BACKGROUND
Reflections can be defined in numerous ways, from a physical mirror image to a contemplative thought on the past, to a resemblance to a person, place or thing. Reflections of all kinds, importantly, show us something of ourselves. For the new exhibition “Reflect,” the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has invited local photographers, including Ken Ashton, Ryder Haske, Dean Kessmann and Gail Rebhan, to exhibit a recent work alongside an earlier work from the GW Collection and include a written reflection of their own. This project highlights the gallery’s ongoing work with students, faculty and alumni artists. The exhibition includes works by Andy Warhol, Sally Gall, Philippe Halsman, Louis Stettner, N. Jay Jaffee, Joyce Tenneson, Stephen Livick, Todd Webb, Naomi Sakanoue, Jackie Bailey Labovitz, David Scavone and Sandy Sugawara.  

Also on view in the gallery’s 2nd floor cases is “Artistry Portrayed,” featuring photographs of "Margin," a dance performed by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, by Matailong Du, MA '17.  The photographs by Mr. Du, a graduating student in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, artfully document the production of “Margin” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in October 2016. As the National Portrait Gallery’s first choreographer-in-residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, a GW professor of dance, transformed six portraits from the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition “The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today” into dance. Mr. Du’s captivating photographs portray the movement of the dancers in “Margin” and their interaction with artwork in the galleries during preparation for their performance.

Both exhibitions are partially supported through funds from the Francine Zorn Trachtenberg Fund for Photography, which provides funding for photography collections and exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. Beginning in 2017, the newly established Lewis Levy Photography Fund will provide support for the photography collection. The income will be used to purchase notable photographic works and art that incorporates photography in its practice, as well as to store and conserve the photography collection and support costs associated with photography exhibitions organized by the Brady Art Gallery. Named for the late Lewis E. Levy (B.B.A. ‘50), the fund celebrates Levy’s lifelong interest in photography.  

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