Current Exhibitions

The Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan
The Washington Post

Artist Caryl Burtner was the real discovery in the recent Trawick Prize competition, where her work documenting the minutiae of her life (medicine taken, blouses purchased, shampoo consumed, etc.) left this reviewer in awe of her quiet power as a performance artist, archivist and concrete poet. She's one of seven artists from Richmond whose work -- "engaging the tangled web between history and the present," according to curator Tosha Grantham of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts -- goes on view Friday from 7 to 9 at the opening of "Exchange: Richmond @ DC (Twisted Roots)," running through Dec. 10 at the D.C. Arts Center. Call 202-462-7833.