AV Framing Gallery.
In the wake of destruction and ruin from Hurricane Katrina, moments of hope and resilience emanate from Rebecca Hutton’s photographs. This exhibit captures images from across the mangled coast, which are sometimes daunting, sometimes hopeful, but always painfully honest. “Halved Tree” captures an old spindly tree torn in half as it greets the horizon; dead and gnarled branches reach toward the sky. “Gas Station” features a desolate and deserted Shell Station on what used to be prime beachfront property. The roof of the station is in shreds and the pumps have long been washed away — a semi trailer gently rests upside down in a heap along the roadside. “Pier” features the remaining stilts of what once was an ocean-jutting landing dock. Most of the wood is gone and the skeletal remains are all that hold on. Yet, amidst these daunting images, abiding strength inspires hope for the future. “Memorial Wall” is what remains of the foundation of an old building. Messages of inspiration and triumph are strewn across the wall in a rainbow of spray paint colors. Through Aug. 31; 317-356-3776.