“Curator Katherine Ware and photographer Frank Rodick will discuss his current exhibition Selections from the exhibition Labyrinth of Desire.
The MAC is proud to exhibit selections from Labyrinth of Desire, an exhibition of photographs at the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston in 2010 by Canadian artist Frank Rodick, curated by Katherine Ware. Labyrinth of Desire consists of a series of photographs created from 1991 to the present. Known for creating powerful, evocative, and sometimes controversial pictures, Rodick alters images into sequenced compositions that explore the complex realm of the human psyche. The juxtaposition of images mimics the imprecise and non-linear workings of our private thoughts, memories and desires. The photographs selected from the Labyrinth of Desire for exhibition at The MAC examine five bodies of work: Liquid City (1991-1999), sub rosa (1995-1997), Arena (2002-2005), Faithless Grottoes (2006-2008), and Revisitations (2009-current). Rodick says of his work, “what I’m looking for are images that feel more intimately real than our cursory experience of everyday life, images that give a voice to the worlds that live inside us and which somehow demand witness.”
The exhibition will be on view until May 1, 2013.
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas [map]
“In this exhibition, I have arranged the works in thematic ‘families’ as a way of emphasizing how shared creative inspiration can lead to such enormously varied expression in the finished piece. Like different pitches in a chorus, they enhance each other’s voice by being near one another. I have sought to choose books that are a balanced orchestration of all their elements, communicating on many levels – from nuanced color to unexpected touch to layered or visual text. Take time to let them unfold slowly, and read them not only with your eyes, but with your esprit, and all of your senses.” – Ruth R. Rogers, Curator of Special Collections, Wellesley College
The exhibition will be up, January 21 to February 15, 2013.
East & West Galleries / Department of Visual Arts
Lecture by Ruth Rogers: January 22, 4:00-5:00 pm / TWU Denton Campus, Ann Stuart Science Complex Lecture Hall (ASSC 259) [campus map]
“As a curator, theorist, educator, artist, and advocate, Nathan Lyons has played a central role in the expansion of photography over the last five decades. After producing seminal exhibitions and publications as curator at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s, he founded the Visual Studies Workshop, an independent arts organization where his innovative programs trained a new generation of photographers, critics, curators, and historians.”
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712
March 30th, Houston: Lecture with W. M. Hunt “The Unseen I…A Life in Photography and Other Digressions”
Houston Center for Photography
Lecture with W. M. Hunt The Unseen I…A Life in Photography and Other Digressions
Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Book signing and reception to follow.
“In conjunction with his new book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, W.M. – Bill – Hunt has created a special performance piece suggested by his text for the book. This monologue with projections and video will consist of ruminations on his many years of collecting and a life in photographs. Mr. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious presents an idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden. The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures present a catalog of anti-portraiture, characterized at first glance by what its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”
“The Wittliff’s 25th Anniversary Exhibitions will be celebrated withsomething new: a combined open house! Curators and staff will be on hand to answer questions about The Edge of Time: Photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky, Illuminating Texas: 25 Lone Star Moments, and The Dazzling Instant photographic show. Authors and photographers whose works are held at the Wittliff will be invited, and refreshments—including anniversary cake, of course—will be served. This event is in conjunction with Family Weekend and ‘Discover Texas State,’ the university’s premier open house event showcasing the many exciting things happening on campus.”
The Edge of Time, photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky
“This exhibition honors Mariana Yampolsky‘s role in the Wittliff Collections’ history with 60 black-and-white photographs of Mexico she created during the 30-year span of 1964 to 1994. Reflecting Yampolsky’s lifelong concerns, her images capture rural Mexico and its people with respect and infinite care. They function as works of art and as evidence of moments in Mexico’s history when ways of life that have endured for centuries faced the onslaught of modernization.”
The Dazzling Instant
“Presenting 95 images by 70 photographers, this Wittliff Collections anniversary exhibition was inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who wrote, “The photograph is a guillotine blade that seizes one dazzling instant in eternity.” Each photograph on display can be seen as a powerful or poetic moment, including such classics as Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams, Watching the Dancers by Edward Curtis, Portrait of the Eternal by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” and Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. This exhibition also spotlights the 12 volumes in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series published primarily by UT Press, with prints by Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Graciela Iturbide, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, Josephine Sacabo, Rocky Schenck, Bill Wittliff, and others.”
The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library
Texas State University – San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas [map]
“Legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt discuss his life and work. In a career spanning more than six decades, the former president of Magnum Photos has published over 20 photography books and exhibited his work in both public and private galleries from New York to Paris and Tokyo. The Magnum Photos collection resides at the Ransom Center.”
This program will be webcast live, click here for details.
Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists
March 10th to April 25th, 2011
The exihibition is being held in two locations with two separate opening receptions:
Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 6 – 9 pm
1113 Vine Street
Houston, Texas 77002 [map]
Friday, March 11, 2011, from 6 – 9 pm
Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006 [map]
“FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography present a new exhibition Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists, featuring 14 multi-disciplinary artists from across the state. Nowhere Near Here is the fourth exhibition in the Talent in Texas series. It is a participating exhibit in the statewide Texas Biennial 2011.
Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection and Michelle White, Associate Curator, Menil Collection are the invited curators. Nowhere Near Here is the fourth in the Talent in Texas series, started by FotoFest in 2004 to showcase younger artists and curators working in Texas. Nowhere Near Here is the second collaboration with Houston Center for Photography.”