Double Exposure

The Pairing of Two Unique Bodies of Work


Piano Lesson, Odessa, 1957 by Elliott Erwitt

India by Mary Ellen Mark




Beginning September 7, 2018, the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography will open its newest exhibit, Double Exposure. Utilizing photographs from the Saxton Collection, including previously exhibited photos and ones never before seen at the gallery, artists have been asked to create a pairing using their medium of choice. Responses to the pieces have been explored through the creation of another photograph, a sculpture, a painting or the written word.  No limitations were imposed with regard as to how the pairings would work. All thirty artists were invited to create their own direction. The photograph itself could provide a starting point, a mood, or even allow the artist to select a single element from the photo, in creating the piece's "partner".


Some photographs give the viewers a chance to see their favorites from the Saxton Collection, but in a new light. Others will provide the guests with the opportunity to witness something brand new from our collection, perhaps creating new favorites. Finally, all will be afforded the opportunity to see the exciting work of thirty artists who may well contribute, forevermore, to the way viewers look at these images!


We are honored to have interpretive creations by the following artists: Scot Phillips, Steve Ehret, Kat Francis, Marti Jones Dixon, Patricia Parker, Chris Triner, Hugo Jimenez, Margene May, Heather Bullach, Michele Waalkes, Rich Pellegrino, Jesse Ewing, Sally Lytle, Ashley Mary, Beth Nash, Kevin Anderson, Erin Sweeney, Clare Murray Adams, Tom Wachunas, Tim Carmany, Marcy Axelband, Bobby Rosenstock, Jess Bennett, Tim Eakin, Erin Mulligan, Annette Feltes, Kari Halker-Saathoff, Maria Hadjian, Matthew Doubek, and Tina Myers.


The show will be on view through Saturday, October 27, 2018. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Please join us Friday, September 7, 2018 to celebrate opening night, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Parking is available in our lot, which is located across the street from the gallery on Cleveland Avenue, at 5th Street N.W.