Join us for at the Embassy of Argentina for the December First Friday Art Walk and enjoy three exhibitions: “Sinapsis”, photographs by Cotty Oxenford; “From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary-Panoramic Photography”, featuring the work of José Andrés Basbus; and the Permanent Collection.
Cotty Oxenford presented “Sinapsis” for the first time in 2018 in OdA Art Gallery in Buenos Aires, curated by Eduardo Stupía, and since the beginning of November 2019 this exhibition is part of the Art Program of the Embassy of Argentina.
Eduardo Stupía wrote about “Sinapsis”: “Resembling sparkling strands of color, Constanza Oxenford’s feathered fairies stage a silent show; lightning bugs traversing the yawning blackness of the shot on airy wings. The shapes, more or less feather-like, much like Dante’s lights vie for the dramatic zenith of the light. The symbol emerges, not from mythical bolt but bound within a lower frequency, reduced, almost enough to touch, delicate and subdued. Much like the insect that troubled Pliny with its disregard for the deadliness of flames, the hairy, floating threads of web crackle in the burning experiment devised by Oxenford from the relationship between manual act, mechanical object and visual record.”
Visitors will also be able to explore the exhibit “From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary-Panoramic Photography”, by Jose Andres Basbus. “The viewers try to figure out what they're looking at, the place, and the angle the shot was taken. That is what directs Basbus every time he snaps the shutter button on his camera. He achieves this, in part, through the composition of his panoramic landscape postcards with an infrared effect”.
Basbús, who has dedicated over 20 years to photography and is also a lawyer and a career diplomat. His striking photographs have been internationally acclaimed by nikonians.org, and the magazines “Photo Techniques” and “Outdoor Photographer”. His work has been published in the book “Photoshop Restoration and Retouching”, “PhotoTechniques Magazine” and “Viva Magazine”, in Argentina.
The Permanent Collection, on the third floor of the Embassy of Argentina, will be open too. A short tour to the exhibition of the selected pieces from this special collection shows some of the most significant artistic movements in the country.
Fri., December 6, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle