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Please join Transformer Saturday, March 22 for the opening of their next exhibition

(September 2006 - December 2007)

MARCH 22 - APRIL 26, 2008

Hatnim Lee creates vivid, large-scale photos of saturated colors-from fashion shoots to poignant portraits-with an ease that belies her youth. Following an internship with David LaChapelle, in 2006, Hatnim Lee continued to develop her craft in Los Angeles, CA, Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, DC.

Lee's exhibition at Transformer will feature a range of works reflecting her photographic interests over the last two years, and launch her new book: HATNIM LEE PHOTOGRAPHS September 2006 - December 2007.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 22, 7-9pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, April 5, 2pm

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm & by

Transformer is thrilled to announce the launch of: COLLECTOR'S VIEW

Collector's View is a new program created by Transformer providing the rare opportunity for participants to comprehensively view some of Washington's best private collections of contemporary visual art.

With the generous support of several leading area collectors, Transformer is thrilled to present this series of visits to some of Washington's best homes for personal views of a diverse range of art collections. Participants will be privy to learn, from an insider's perspective, the motivations, interests and passions of these dynamic collectors on the work they collect.

Each "view" promises to be as unique as the collectors and collections themselves - featuring personal anecdotes on how certain works were acquired, conversations between the collectors and artists in their collections, as well as collection overviews by outside curators and critics. Light fare and cocktails will be served at each event.

Participation in the Collector's View series is $75 dollars per person for each "view". By becoming a "Visionary Friend of Transformer" at the "Advocate" level for $250 per person, supporters receive a discount on attending all four events in the series.

All donations via the Collector's View series and the Visionary Friends of Transformer are fully tax-deductible, and will directly benefit Transformer and our 2008/2009 Exhibition series.

Invitations for Collector's View will be available for download on Transformer's website March 7, 2008. Hard copy invites will be mailed beginning March 12, 2008. For further immediate information about this program and/or to confirm your participation, please contact us at: or call 202-483-1102.




March 8 – April 12, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Project 4 is proud to present a drawing and sculpture installation by Seattle-based artist Patrick Holderfield.

Drawing from diverse associations and sources, Patrick Holderfield endeavors to create work that requires an emotional and intellectual engagement. His goal is to offer some type of authentic experience inciting the viewer’s contemplation of his or herself in relation to the larger world through the poetic use of both familiar and the idiosyncratic imagery.

This current body of work centers around a series of drawings portraying environments that suggest pilgrimage, inappropriate expressions of emotions, transformation and conflict. Using the landscape as a grounding element, these scenes of tragedy and eloquence make analogy to current political, social and personal happenings. The accompanying sculptures and site-specific installations are seen as an extension of the drawings referencing boundaries and nature: specifically, the space, physically and psychologically, that confines and defines an environment.

“My vision is of the individual setting off on a journey that is both benevolent and malevolent and where the two are not so clear. It is also what’s found along the way” Patrick Holderfield, 2007

Patrick Holderfield holds a BFA from State University College in Buffalo NY. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the Pacific Northwest including the Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum and James Harris Gallery in Seattle. His work is in collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, and the City of Seattle.

For additional information please Contact:
Anne Surak
, Director
Rebecca Jones, Assistant Gallery Director


Project 4

Contact: 903 U Street NW Washington DC 20001
tel: 202 232 4340 fax: 202 232 4341
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Saturday noon - 6:00 pm and by appointment.
Map: See our location on Google Map (We are located at the intersection of 9th Street and U street NW).
Metro Access: Project 4 is easily accessible by metro. We are located one block east of the green line U St/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo metro station, 10th Street exit.