Artist Michael Platt’s exhibition “In Abandoned Places” opens at International Visions Gallery in Washington

Artist Michael Platt and L. Christina Waddler

Artist Michael Platt and L. Christina Waddler

AFTER A one-week delay – like for so many other events — due the severe snowstorms and blizzard conditions in Washington, D.C. the last few weeks, artist Michael Platt’s exhibition “In Abandoned Places” opened at International Visions Gallery in the nation’s capital on Saturday afternoon, February 13.

Gallery manager Violet Morris and Tawana Edwards

Gallery manager Violet Morris and Tawana Edwards

MICHAEL PLATT is widely recognized for his fusion of digital conventional photography, drawing and printmaking. It is a way for him to explore and expose “the human condition, and in particular the history and experiences of African and African Diaspora culture.” He tells the story of the marginalized and the survivors who exist in spaces that are discarded.

Carol Beane and Micheline Rice-Maximin

Carol Beane and Micheline Rice-Maximin

PLATT WAS BORN and raised in Washington, D.C., where he currently works and resides. He has received numerous grants from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and received the Mayor’s Art Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts in 1999. He has public collections in institutions such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the David C. Driskell Center of the University of Maryland, Yale University Art Gallery, Hampton University Museum, and Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture.

INTERNTIONAL VISIONS GALLERY is located at 2629 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Tel. 202-234-5112, e-mail: intvisions@aol.com, and www.inter-visions.com.

Artwork by Michael Platt

Artwork by Michael Platt

Artwork by Michael Platt

Artwork by Michael Platt

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