Travel to all 50 this summer through the exhibition People From Away, on view August 7 – September 11 at 2906 M St NW. Spanning two years, 46,000 miles, and a global pandemic, this expansive body of work features the paintings and photographs of artists Kate Fleming and Tom Woodruff as part of their 50 States Project, and captures both the beauty and raw reality of contemporary America through two different media. Fleming and Woodruff’s travels were part of a quest to document and better understand their nation, and their year stuck at home in the DC area during the pandemic. Both artists work directly from life – Fleming as a plein air painter and Woodruff as a street photographer – and the images they make are direct impressions of moments in time. When the pair set out to capture contemporary America in the fall of 2019, they had no way of knowing what lay ahead of them. What began as a study of contemporary America grew to become a record of the world-altering events of 2020.
Supported by the Georgetown BID, the exhibition includes over 150 works and a site-specific video installation. Check out the opening on Sunday, August 7 from 1 pm – 4 pm.