Gallery shows: ‘new. (now). 2013,’ ‘Abstraction,’ ‘1460 Wallmountables’

Lisa Dillin invokes a different sort of struggle to endure — of an entire species, not just an individual — with a vinyl floor-tile representation of a tiger-skin rug. “Dead Ethiopian” is the most politically charged of the paintings by Will Schneider-White, who combines child-like imagery with sophisticated textures and palettes.

Of these young artists, all recent MFAs, the only one who presents a world entirely of his own making is Joshua Haycraft, who works in plastic and video. Small sculptures that combine natural and synthetic material echo forms seen in a short video with a long title. “BHBITB Meditations 3: Invocations” features a god­like male figure, overlapping pulsing circles and triangles. This HD vision may be mystical or anti-mystical, but it seems very American.

new. (now). 2013

On view through Sept. 7
at Hamiltonian Gallery,
1353 U St. NW, Suite 101;



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