Govinda Gallery, in collaboration with Montserrat House, is presenting the work of two young DC-based photographers, Vivienne Foster and Jordan Swartz. Foster and Swartz’s photographic installations tell the story of two artists’ life journey through their use of photographic imagery. Weaving narrative tales, both photographers reveal an interior dynamic to their external imagery.
The show is entitled, “This is Here”, and the opening reception party is at Montserrat House on Saturday, October 1st, featuring a performance by Satori Trova: “Fusing elements of psychedelic rock, trip-hop, electronica, jazz, rhythm and blues, as well as reggae and Latin rhythms, Satori Trova’s blend of sultry vocals and hypnotic grooves combine to form an amazing sound” (if you like Theivery Corporation, you will love this!)
Vivienne Foster is a visual artist working in a variety of photographic mediums. Foster grew up in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C., and familial themes dominate much of her work. She was awarded a degree in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2010. She is currently working as a curatorial assistant at Govinda Gallery.
Jordan Swartz is a graduate of the Fine Art Photography program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2011. Swartz’s work revolves around travel and chance, and is steeped in the time line that is snapshot photography. He is the co-founder of The Empty Stretch Collective, which seeks to disperse work by young artists through the venues of guerilla gallery shows, handmade books, and mail art, as well as by other means.
“This Is Here” Photographs by Vivienne Foster and Jordan Swartz
Saturday, October 1 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm is the reception party (but the show lasts through Saturday October 22nd, 2011)
2016 9th Street N.W.
For more information contact Govinda Gallery at (202) 333 1180 or firstname.lastname@example.org