Gor­dana Ger­skovic

The Washington Post Sunday - - ARTS & STYLE -

What color pho­tog­ra­pher wouldn’t want to shoot in a coun­try where peo­ple cel­e­brate one hol­i­day by throw­ing pow­dered pig­ments at one an­other? There seem to be traces of that fes­ti­val, Holi, in “Red, Yel­low & Blue,” a trip­tych in “In­dia Up­close,” Gor­dana Ger­skovic’s Foundry Gallery show. But it’s im­pos­si­ble to be certain, since the Za­greb-born lo­cal artist uses a macro lens to zoom into the de­tails. She con­tem­plates sur­faces in­ti­mately to hint at their depths.

As in pre­vi­ous work, Ger­skovic seeks the weath­ered and worn: rusted metal, aged stone, walls with traces of al­most-lost words and em­bel­lish­ments. Some ti­tles in­di­cate the lo­ca­tions, such as tem­ples of Shiva or Hanu­man. Oth­ers in­voke such Hindu con­cepts as “Pitta (Fire)” — an ap­par­ently charred ex­te­rior — or “Shanti” (peace). Yet the vis­ual re­sults aren’t less a tour of In­dia than of the pho­tog­ra­pher’s vi­sion. Ger­skovic makes the close-up a win­dow to the uni­ver­sal.

Gor­dana Ger­skovic: In­dia Up­close On view through May 28 at Foundry Gallery, 2118 Eighth St. NW. 202-232-0203. foundry­gallery.org. style@wash­post.com

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