Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2009, 7 - 10pm
For this solo exhibition of new work, photographer Ken D. Ashton traveled M Street, a central artery in the Nation's capital, which starts at the Key Bridge and ends near the National Arboretum. These are not objective, documentary photographs taken by a casual passerby in the city. Ashton’s work is carefully considered and defined by a strong perspective where the presence of the artist is felt yet not seen in the frame. His work is poetic and conceptual, building strength from context, setting scenes of economic life-stories told through light, form, and the built world.