Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

One corrupt file = A colorful, brilliant exhibition

March 14, 2016

Bronwen Latimer, The Washington Post

"These are photographs, Caldwell insists, because they have all the elements of a modern photograph: light, time, a capturing tool, and a subject."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Digital Photography + Phantom Practices: Colby Caldwell Photo+Craft

March 1, 2016

Ali McGhee, Asheville Grit

"Colby Caldwell has been thinking about the place of the digital in photography for a long time. His most recent show, How to Survive Your Own Death, is currently up at Washington, D.C.'s Hemphill Gallery, and much of it revolves around one corrupt PICT file that Caldwell has been exploring for years."

Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell

In the galleries: A photographer’s accident yielded artistic results

February 19, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Separating the large and small galleries at Hemphill Fine Arts is a room so tiny that it might be better called a niche. Sometimes it’s empty, but at the moment it holds a small 1999 print titled 'How to Survive Your Own Death (Whole).' Colby Caldwell made this array of random pixels, but not on purpose. It was an accident — one he has been exploiting for almost two decades."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

"Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death" at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

01/29/2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"The exhibit is split between Caldwell’s surveys—prints from his dives into the abstract depths of corrupted digital interference—alongside more traditional still-life photos. Together, these series tease out what it means to construct photos. One series is no more natural than the other."

REPRESENT

REPRESENT

At Hemphill Fine Arts, a retrospective show that's bigger than the gallery

November 15, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Several mini-shows nestle within “Represent,” Hemphill Fine Arts’s 20th-anniversary exhibition."

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

A quartet of gallery summer group shows

July 12, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"If the personal is political, these grandiose, dysfunctional structures are calling artist-citizens to take to the streets (or, more likely, cul-de-sacs)."

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

"Artist-Citizen" at Hemphill, Reviewed

June 14, 2013

Matthew Smith, Washington City Paper

"The show focuses on artistic civic engagement—artists that are out of their studios and walking the streets. Mostly culled from the gallery’s stable of artists, 'Artist-Citizen' presents works that speak through the city itself."

Colby Caldwell: gun shy

Colby Caldwell: gun shy

Colby Caldwell fuses traditional and digital with his art

March 30, 2012

Danielle O'Steen, The Washington Post

"Caldwell’s subject matter, as it turns out, is only the vehicle for his greater dialogue with the history of his medium. He questions what fits into the definition of photography. Does a scanned object count? Must photographers use a camera? Must prints offer a certain truth, in the spirit of a documentary?"

Viewing Rm.

Viewing Rm.

"Viewing Rm." at Hemphill Fine Arts

February 4, 2011

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"The exhibit is variegated, but like any good combine painting (and those are included too) it coheres pretty well despite itself, as giants like Robert Rauschenberg mix with such local figures as Joseph Mills, Mingering Mike and Colby Caldwell."

Viewing Rm.

Viewing Rm.

Familiar favorites: Once more, with feeling

January 28, 2011

Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post

"Here hang big, striking works by Tom Downing and Jacob Kainen. Here, too, are precious works on paper by Al Jensen and Alma Thomas. That Eugene Atget picture of the taxidermist's vitrine? I'll take it."