Featured Artist: Edward Burtynsky

“How do you photograph something you can’t see?”

2009_1002_burtynsky01Edward Burtynsky, “SOCAR Oil Fields #3, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006

Photograph courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Edward Burtynsky faced this exact question when generating his anthology of oil now on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art through December 13. Edward Burtynsky: Oil penetrates the ambiguity of oil and exposes the process by which it has become the center of the industrialized world. Rather than making a heavy political statement, Burtynsky created an astounding  documentary on the uses and process of oil.

Edward Burtynksy’s Oil combines both beauty and purpose, making it a perfect subject for this month’s Art Salon at the Corcoran: a unique convergence of art, artists and art enthusiasts in the District.

Make sure to RSVP by October 29 for free admission to the Corcoran.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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