Something of Three is an immersive video and sculpture installation that explores the relationship between myth, reality and the journey that connects the two. The viewer is invited into a small space, a functioning freight elevator temporarily transformed into a gallery, and immersed in a journey reminiscent of the winding path of a children’s board game.
In a projected video, reflection on animal migration inspire the artist to traverse an imaginary course in a desert landscape. Without apparent destination, the artist makes her way around reflecting puddles and large piles of stones. Along this path are moments woven together to create a palette of familiar and sometimes fictional scenes. These symbolisms build to create a push/pull of enticement and repulsion while the continuation of time spins and weaves its patterns.
The video is scored by Michael Benish, musician and member of DC punk band Glue Factory.
About the artist: Dawn Whitmore (b. 1983) is a Washington, DC based interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the dynamics between cultural mythology and identity. Using soundscapes, photography, video, sculpture, painting, and drawing, she creates immersive spaces that invite the participant to enter an altered emotional landscape. Dawn received a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in 2005. Her work has been shown nationally including: the Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art (AZ), Hemphill Fine Arts (DC), Area 405 (MD), Spring Gallery (NY) and published in The Guardian, The Washington Post and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She is a recipient of multiple Artist Fellowship Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and a CAH-NEA CARES Act Grant.
About Freight Gallery: Freight is an artist-run micro-gallery in a 1925 Hollister Whitney freight elevator in Washington, DC. The space is 75 inches wide, 95 inches high, and 85 inches deep–a perfect container for displaying sculpture and small installations. Its mission is to create more opportunities for artists.
The gallery is located at 2414 Douglas Street, NE in Washington, DC. There is plenty of street parking, although you may have to park a block or two away. Please text (202) 276-5430 if you need parking accommodations. Enter on the side of the building through the loading dock.
2414 Douglas Street NE
Washington DC 20018