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"Borders"


  • Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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On display: May 4 - 27, 2018

"BORDERS"
by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2018, 6 - 8:30 pm

When we think of borders, perhaps we also think about the morality of immigration. We might lean toward closed borders, citing the preservation of culture or the sustainability of the economy. Or we might lean toward open borders, citing a cosmopolitan egalitarianism or a libertarianism.
But in artworks, borders can play different roles beyond mere separation. Different colored paints merging on canvas can be seen as borders being erased or merged. Borders can be found in photographs and paintings of the buildings that represent or used to represent a county’s cultural or physical border. Images of difference groups of people can be seen as groups deprived or divided from the rest of us.
Borders is Touchstone Gallery’s member artists group exhibition for May 2018. Stop by to see our artists’ variations on the theme of borders -- visible or invisible, cultural, or political.
This exhibition is part of Passport DC by Cultural Tourism DC. Passport DC is a month-long celebration of DC's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture.

 "At the Border/Detenido" by Rosa Vera

"At the Border/Detenido" by Rosa Vera