For better and worse, nothing stays still. DC artist Gail Rebhan (b. 1953) knows that well and this, her first museum retrospective, explores her many different ways over four decades of using and reconfiguring the time-slicing medium of photography to reflect on macro-and-micro-dynamics of interactions inside families—her own and that of other immigrants—on the centuries of change in diverse areas of the nation’s capital, and on the marks of time revealed on her body (along with periodic attempts to fight it) from young adult, to mother of two sons, then caregiver of an aging father, to the present as she continues making art and living while facing the start of her 7th decade.
Gail Rebhan, Dyszman/Dishman, 2017. Archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, 18 x 26 inches.
Gail Rebhan, Living # 11, 2022. Archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, 33 x 22.5 inches