Photos: Sandy Lee
During a recent lunch break, I happened upon a couple of food trucks in Dupont Circle. No big surprise, food trucks are as common as taxicabs. However upon closer inspection of the menu . . .
The Calder Ficelle was indeed a work of art. Forgive me for not taking a picture of it before it was so hastily consumed.
It turns out Jasper Johns’s obsession with taking a single object and looking at it from every angle and variation is contagious. Thanks to the imagery in Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme, I’m noticing targets:
Seeing bulls-eyes in sewer lids, gates, bikes, and more.
Numbers on houses and street signs, especially when stenciled, remind me of Johns’s multiple 0–9 series.
and flags everywhere:
Is that a crosswalk, or a flag? Stairs, or stripes?
And these examples were collected in just half an hour of walking around the neighborhood with a camera. I have a feeling that I’ll be seeing echoes of the Jasper Johns exhibition long after it leaves the Phillips in September.
Amy Wike, Publicity and Marketing Coordinator
Jae Ko, who was featured here as part of our Intersections series, currently has a show around the corner from the Phillips at Marsha Mateyka Gallery. It will be on view until April 14.
UPDATE: Marsha Mateyka Gallery has extended the exhibition through April 21.