Ghosts in the attic
It was weird to get an e-mail announcing the opening of a new gallery and realize that I’d once resided at that address. Chamber Gallery, owned by Jami and Rachel Odell, recently opened in the ground-level basement of a Midtown Victorian at 2307 H Street; I had lived on the top floor in the early 1990s. Back then, the place was a parapsychologist’s field day, with mutterings and laughter coming from a hidden stairwell, doors flying open from gusts of frigid air, lights flickering and ghostly apparitions flying overhead. From the macabre looks of Madness and Malady, featuring works by David Ho and Joanne Snyder, it would appear that Chamber Gallery—open 5-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday—has found a suitable location, given its stated intention (from its Web site, at www.chambergallery.com) of providing a destination for “underground, subculture and the dark arts.” Let’s hope the more ephemeral inhabitants of 2307 H Street agree.