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People packed into Transformer last Saturday for the opening of Lauren Rice’s show Heirlooms. The tiny gallery presents Lauren’s installation work which references gardens, flowers and vases while challenging their traditional preconceptions of being feminine and romantic. She says that her arrangements are “a metaphor for both the personal and universal struggle with binaries such as good and evil, love and hate, indulgence  and guild, consumption and conservation, and the fear of and fixation with death.”

The exhibit is on view at Transformer Gallery, located at 1404 P Street NW, through March 12.

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