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TABLE OF CONTENTS Director’s Welcome / 2

AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES

/ 3 PHOTOGR APHY, TIME, AND THE OTHER About the FotoFest Biennial 2020 / 6 My Durée / 9 Garry Reece on African Cosmologies

FotoFest Biennial Program Calendar / 14 Symposium / 20 Creative Conversations / 22 Film Program / 23 African Cosmologies films presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Meeting Place Portfolio Review / 26 Ten by Ten / 29 Ten Reviewers Select Ten Portfolios from the FotoFest Meeting Place 2018

The 2020 Fine Print Auction / 31 Literacy Through Photography / 33

PARTICIPATING SPACES EXHIBITIONS Participating Spaces Program Calendar / 36 Participating Spaces Venue Index / 134 Visitors’ Guide / 136

Sponsors /

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Colophon /

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DIRECTOR’S WELCOME Welcome to the FotoFest Biennial 2020! I hope you find this year’s Biennial an inspiring and thought-provoking experience. I am delighted to invite you to explore all of the exceptional exhibitions, installations, programs, and events taking place in the Arts District Houston and across the City of Houston. This year the FotoFest Biennial 2020 central exhibition is titled African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other and is curated by Mark Sealy. The exhibition is on view at Silver Street Studios and Winter Street Studios located in the heart of Arts District Houston. Over two-dozen Participating Spaces have made exhibitions in resonance with the theme and I hope you will explore these exhibitions, as well as all of the venues showing photography and new media during the Biennial. With nearly one hundred Participating Spaces and programs across Houston, we are convinced there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. Since the inaugural FotoFest Biennial in 1986, FotoFest has offered Houstonians and visitors from around the world a deep dive into new photography and related media, creating cultural exchange, community engagement, intellectual and aesthetic stimulation, and opportunities for photographers. Through the Biennial, FotoFest helps transform the City of Houston into a terrain of amazing art experiences. Please visit the Biennial often and come say hello when you see us at one of the many FotoFest exhibitions and events. Sincerely, Steven Evans FotoFest Executive Director

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AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES PHOTOGRAPHY, TIME, AND THE OTHER March 8 – April 19, 2020 Silver Street Studios and Winter Street Studios 2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007 2101 Winter St., Houston, TX 77007 Gallery Hours March 8–29, Monday–Sunday / 11AM–6PM April 1–19, Wednesday–Saturday / 11AM–6PM FotoFest Office Headquarters 2000 Edwards St., Building C, Suite 2, Houston, TX 77007 713.223.5522 / www.fotofest.org / info@fotofest.org Grand Opening at Silver Street Studios March 7 / 8–11PM Curatorial Walkthrough with Mark Sealy March 8 / 2PM starting at Silver Street Studios

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Curated by Mark Sealy MBE, Director

and Africanness beyond traditional

of the renowned London-based

geographic and historical lines.

photographic art institution Autograph ABP, African Cosmologies is a largescale group exhibition that examines the complex relationships between diaspora, and global histories of colonialism, photography, and rights and representation. The exhibition considers the history of photography as one closely tied to a colonial project and Western image production, highlighting artists who confront and challenge this shortsighted, albeit canonized lineage. Taking its cues from John Coltrane’s avant-garde jazz oeuvre, wherein formal modernisms of the past are made complex by radical imagination and black-futurity, this presentation of diverse ideas, artistic approaches, and material histories proposes a “cosmological exploration” of Africa and the African diaspora—one that defies easy categorization and spatial and temporal boundaries. Succinctly, it explores the very notions of Africa

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to social, cultural, and political conditions that inform and influence concepts of representation as they pertain to image production and circulation within Africa and beyond. These artists question the ways in which subjectivity is constructed and deconstructed by the camera, and in the process, reveal legacies of resistance by those who defy traditional ideas of sexual, racial, gender-based, and other marginalized identities. This exhibition is accompanied by a Biennial Book, co-published by FotoFest Inc. and Schilt Publishing, and features texts by curator Mark Sealy and leading voices in literature, theory, and visual art as well as beautiful images of works by the exhibition artists. The Biennial Book can be purchased at Silver Street Studios, Whitehall Houston Hotel, and online.

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contemporary life in Africa, the African

The Biennial artists turn an eye


AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Four Twins, 1985. Inkjet print. Courtesy of Autograph ABP, London.

Faisal Abdu’Allah

Samuel Fosso

Aïda Muluneh

Akinbode Akinbiyi

Rahima Gambo

Eustáquio Neves

Hélène A. Amouzou

Eric Gyamfi

Nyaba L. Ouedraogo

Sammy Baloji

Lyle Ashton Harris

Rosana Paulino

James Barnor

Samson Kambalu

Dawit L. Petros

Bruno Boudjelal

Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Zina Saro-Wiwa

Edson Chagas

leo with Shobun Baile

Aida Silvestri

Ernest Cole

Mónica de Miranda

Lindokuhle Sobekwa

Jamal Cyrus

Santu Mofokeng

Wilfred Ukpong

Jean Depara

Sethembile Msezane

Carrie Mae Weems

Laura El-Tantawy

Zanele Muholi

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ABOUT THE FOTOFEST BIENNIAL 2020 This guidebook is a new addition to

to love. Information about each of

the FotoFest Biennial publications

the Participating Spaces that are

program. After years of producing

holding exhibitions and hosting

numerous pages of printed materials

projects in conjunction with the

to help guide our visitors to official

Biennial are presented, based on

Biennial programming, co-sponsored

the neighborhood within which they

events, Participating Spaces, and

are located. Prefacing each section

to our favorite spots around town,

is a map to help guide you around.

we decided that this year, we would

We would not want you to miss the

collect all of this information and

amazing exhibition taking place

present it in one, easy-to-carry

right next door to where you are

booklet. In this booklet you will find

at any moment! The only part that

nearly all of the information about

works a bit differently is the new

the Biennial’s programming. You

section called “Related Exhibitions

can learn about exhibitions and

and Events.” The FotoFest Biennial

events held in conjunction with

2020 Central Exhibition, African

the Biennial’s Participating Spaces

Cosmologies, inspired an astonishing

programs. You’ll be in the know

number of artists and curators to

about the Biennial Symposium,

present exhibitions in-line with the

the film program, and all of our

Biennial’s curatorial thematic. We are

lectures and programming events.

thrilled that the Biennial exhibition’s

We know that as the world moves

interest in the African diaspora is

towards digital platforms, there is

extended by the dozens of institutions

still a need for print documentation.

holding shows surveying black artistic

This is why we’ve retained the

practices, histories, and contemporary

maps that our visitors have come

African photographic art.

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ABOUT THE FOTOFEST BIENNIAL 2020

The FotoFest Biennial 2020 central

prospect to learn from Sealy’s

exhibition, African Cosmologies:

important research and to expand

Photography, Time, and the Other,

my vocabulary surrounding these

curated by Mark Sealy, presents the

complex subjects. And I was not

works of over thirty artists from

alone. Upon the announcement of

around the globe who are interested

the FotoFest Biennial central

in examining the African diaspora,

exhibition theme, Houston’s arts

issues surrounding movement and

community enthusiastically joined

migration, notions of Blackness,

our project by curating their own

overlooked social histories, global

exhibitions and events. In doing

and regionally-specific cultural

so, these venues, curators, artists,

movements, and political rhetoric

and organizers strengthened the

and events. Sealy’s vision for the

Biennial program tenfold. They

central exhibition is centered on

created space for conversations

broadening the discourse on African

surrounding Houston’s relationship

art and artists of African descent,

to African diaspora, Black histories,

colonial development and decolonial

and legacies of colonialism that

responses, and photographic

remain embedded in Houston’s

histories that exclude images of

social, political, and cultural life.

what the West deems “The Other.”

Please, take advantage of this

It’s a project that asks its audience to

incredible moment in Houston. Visit

consider what is made visible by the

these exhibitions, participate in the

artist just as much as it asks what is

programming when you can, and

withheld from our view? What ideas

talk to your friends and family about

and issues are too complex to be

the subjects explored throughout

contained within the image? Who and

the FotoFest Biennial’s central and

what has the privilege of visibility.

Participating Spaces programs.

We hope that this exhibition and the

Your voice is critical to the success

adjoining programs will encourage

of the Biennial.

critical thinking and stimulating conversations.

Following this text is Houstonbased writer Garry Reece’s

When I joined the FotoFest team

response to our invitation to write

in March 2019, I was excited by the

about Houston’s relationship to the

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African diaspora. It is an essay that

inspires us to push the boundaries

reminds all of us living and working

of FotoFest’s exhibitions, programs,

in Houston that these subjects are

and projects.

important and that they have an effect on contemporary life in our

Max Fields

incredible city. It reminds us that

Associate Curator and Director

cultural memory is something we

of Publishing, FotoFest

construct; that cultural memory is something that we can always amend, extend, and use to build a more inclusive future. We thank generous spirit in collaborating with FotoFest to articulate these essential positions. We thank the Participating Spaces across Houston for their interest in and enthusiasm for the FotoFest Biennial 2020. Their support inspires the FotoFest team to continue bringing challenging art and ideas to Houston. We also thank the teams of HvADesign and Schilt Publishing for their work on this publication. And finally, we thank the artists in both the African Cosmologies, Ten by Ten, and Participating Spaces exhibitions for turning our attention to that which exists outside of conventional aesthetic and sociocultural discourse. Their tireless work

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Garry Reece for his words and


MY DURÉE

GARRY REECE ON AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES African; Africky n. (1620–1920s)

“Ooouugh weeh, player player, where

anger; bad temper. It makes sense

did you get those kicks?” I am taking

that, from the seventeenth century

my mother to a doctor’s appointment

to the latter part of the nineteenth

at the Smith Tower.

century and even up to the 1960s, this word would have a negative

The valet, dark and slight of frame

connotation, especially since Africa

looks up and smiles, hands me my

was offered as a negative symbol,

half of the ticket. “I got them in

associated with the uncontrollable

Atlanta sir.”

forces of nature, wildness, the uncivilized. The 1920s were simply

“So where you from brother?” I ask

the period of Africa’s highest overtly

as I hand him my keys.

conscious negative rating in American speech. This period gave rise to the

“Burkina Faso.”

Tarzan-inspired British and American views of Africa, and they were picked

Upper Volta & Monsieur “Maurice”

up by blacks from popular American

read the caption. With his Badenov

culture. Example: “Don’t go getting

moustache and non-indulgent stare

your African up.”

behind those dope French coasters, my classmates and I are presented

—Juba to Jive

President Yaméogo. Another turn of

Clarence Major

the filmstrip knob and the tricolored flag and the coat of arms appeared. “It is a landlocked country. What does that mean? Patrice?”

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“They don’t have no beaches.”

up in the 1960s. Talks concerning the struggle happened when it was

“Any beaches. Yes, they don’t have

merited. Except on Sundays when

access to the ocean. And what is the

John Morris and his band of merry

capital city?”

revolutionaries appeared in our driveway, right before Ed Sullivan; then it was for the rest of the night.

this packet, Africa Now, when she

It was John and his friend Ken who

visited the Schomburg Center over

showed me how to raise my clenched

the summer. Now her 4th grade

left fist, tittering slightly to the right,

class was learning about the great

and say with conviction, “I Am a

continent of Africa; a continent, at the

Revolutionary,” with special intent on

time, in the midst of serious change.

the I Am. John even showed me my first magazine from ‘the motherland’,

“The capital city is Ouagadougou,”

the iconic Drum and all those coffins

Eddie Chestain smiled out and

from the massacre in Sharpeville. My

pointed at the map attached to the

Aunt Lou thought Gamal Nassar was

blackboard.

soooo good-looking, reminded her of an old boyfriend, Herbert Arcenaux

“Very good Eddie. Now let’s see . . . 

from Opelousas. My mother talked

what country is this?”

often about the aloofness of the Ghanaians at Atlanta University in the

As he sat down, he whispered in

early 50s. If her best friend, Bettye

my direction, “Where they do the

Gordon, expressed a defiant position

alligator boogaloo!” Giggles bubbled

on something that ran up against

up around us before Adelaide Burth

the formidable shadow of custom or

with a hand now fisted on her hip, her

tradition, my mother would issue a

smile twisted now toward a narrowed

caveat alluding to the Mau Maus.

eye, sighed, “Eddie?!”

I knew where Algiers was because of Eldridge Cleaver, not Adelaide

I grew up in a household where Africa

Burth. He had had conversations

was talked about within the confines

from there that I knew had to do

of the ‘ubiquitous’ struggle.’ I grew

with liberation and power to the

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My teacher, Mrs. Burth, had gotten


people. Lee Lockwood’s book was

Big gulps of the Pierian spring water

quarantined on the 3rd shelf of my

here people; not an ounce of brevity

mother’s library, along with books

attached to the iterations of these

by Stokely, Jerry Rubin, ‘Rap’ Brown,

tellings and tolds. The presentations

Abbie Hoffman, and John Oliver

of these once elided narratives and

Killens. Once my mother left it on

epistemes seem to be charted on the

the kitchen counter and, sneaking

same projectory as Amiri Baraka’s

a peek, I was mortified. There was

Revolutionary Theater and Augusto

a photograph of Cleaver eating a

Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. It

watermelon with a switchblade.

concerns itself with exposition,

Those knives were made for cutting

exposition of those ideas and stories

people, not eating watermelon.

that suck all the unreality out of the

MY DURÉE

narratives. Exposition that stops So for the last 50 years, Africa

the fleeing from the truth and like

has been unraveling, unpacking,

Chekhov and his plays, seek to

unhousing its essence throughout

show the violence, the neglect, the

my life. It has informed me of my

dreariness in all our lives. Yet also a

connection to the universe and

generous exposition that offers those

guided my gradual understanding

‘spect-actors’ that seek through their

of that bond. It has informed me

exploration and analysis, the ability

about the all-sacred land, the original

to transform the reality in which they

‘ole country’, of original man and his

live, upward and outward. Hardly

ways. It informs in the now—what

work for the faint, vengeful or myopic

life has become, the conditions of

of heart.

the land, as well as the plights of my fellow man, woman and child, the

Decolonization of the gaze forces a

landscape of the imagination and

perusal in the direction of identity.

what is truly possible.

I know, I know, you’ve had enough of identity politics. Still, beds made

So with the Fotofest Biennial, African

up of linens of appetites (colonialism

Cosmologies, Africa is once again

was about appetites) must be slept

upon me.

in crumbs, rocks, excrements, bones and all.

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These methods of dredging and schlepping the ‘brown soil’ and detritus of the past out in the open, necessary if we are to understand somehow differently about Africa, to see it in the everyday, to feel it all around us. Enculturation on a different set of precepts, and yeah, if you want different you’ve got to

Garry Reece is a writer living and working in Houston, TX. His writing has appeared in multiple museum catalogs, art journals, and magazines including Art Lies, Glasstire. com, Gulf Coast Literary Journal, Not That This!, and The Texas Observer among many others He has presented his work through lectures and conversations at venues including The African American Library at the Gregory School, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Rice University, and Texas Southern University.

move different

away from home, maybe never really knew home, accept that home was, always, tiptoed on the edge of my ‘first mind,’ changing as I changed myself. There are lessons to be learned about displacement, exile, and the vortexes of identity that evolve out of the meanders, out of the diaspora, that can aid in, hopefully, mitigating marginalization.

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It is essential to look at the refugee,

Henri Bergson’s unwound spool of mine bounds my memory, reconfigured in an African sense of time, a time that I created. The dureé of my notions on Africa is never complete, ever-expanding. I hope, with African Cosmologies, to add some new images and narratives to keep Monsieur “Maurice” and myself company.

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[Image] Jamal Cyrus, Nuwaubic Connections, 2020. Collaged paper and glue. Commissioned by FotoFest, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston, TX


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FOTOFEST BIENNIAL PROGRAM CALENDAR Visit www.fotofest.org for up-to-the-minute additions to the FotoFest Biennial program calendar. * Designates a ticketed event, requiring advanced registration and/or fees.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 6–8PM / Opening Reception 4411 Montrose Blvd., Suite F, 2 nd Fl. On view: February 8 – March 1, Tuesday–Saturday 10AM–5PM and by appointment; Complimentary valet

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 11AM / Talk FotoFest 2020 Fine Print Auction: Director’s Talk 4411 Montrose Blvd., Suite F, 2 nd Fl.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 12PM / Talk Both Directions at Once: Movement, Music, Image, Consciousness* SPE Conference at the Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama St. Featuring Bruno Boudjelal, Mark Sealy, and Jason Woods (a.k.a. DJ Flash Gordon Parks)

5:30PM / Talk Mark Sealy in Conversation with Liz Wells* SPE Conference at the Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama St.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 11AM / Talk FotoFest Co-Founder Wendy Watriss in Conversation* SPE Conference at the Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama St.

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FotoFest 2020 Fine Print Auction: Opening Cocktail Reception and Preview


SATURDAY, MARCH 7 8–11PM / Opening Reception

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African Cosmologies: Opening Night Reception Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. Complimentary valet

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 All day / Registrants Only Event Meeting Place Portfolio Review, Session 1* Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St. Session through March 11 (Registrants only)

2–4PM / Tour/Talk African Cosmologies: Curatorial Walkthrough Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. Biennial 2020 artists in conversation with exhibition curator, Mark Sealy

5:30PM / Talk Creative Conversations: Fred Baldwin with Mark Sealy Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl. 7–9PM / Viewing Unfiltered: Portfolio Walk Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bluebonnet Ballroom, 2 nd Fl.

MONDAY, MARCH 9 6–8PM / Reception African Cosmologies at Winter Street Studios Artists Reception Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10 11AM–5PM / Viewing FotoFest 2020 Fine Print Auction Whitehall Preview Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl. 12–1PM / Special Event/Talk and Booksigning Frazier King, Elaine Duigenan, and Wendy Watriss in Conversation Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Room: Houston A, 2 nd Fl.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 11AM–1PM / Reception African Cosmologies Youth Opening* Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. All ages exhibition opening with a talk by curator Mark Sealy and Biennial artists

11AM–5PM / Viewing FotoFest 2020 Fine Print Auction Whitehall Preview Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 10AM–1PM / Talk Professional Development Seminar: How Stories Choose Us* Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Whitehall Room, 2 nd Fl. $55 for Meeting Place Registrants / $75 for General Public

6PM / Ticketed Special Event FotoFest 2020 Fine Print Auction and Gala* Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bluebonnet Ballroom, 2 nd Fl.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 All day / Registrants Only Event Meeting Place Portfolio Review, Session 2* Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St. Session through March 16 (Registrants only)

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 6–8PM / Reception Ten by Ten Exhibition Artists Reception The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 2PM / Talk and Tour Ten by Ten Exhibition Artist Talks and Tour The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St.

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Magnum Photos and Lindokuhle Sobekwa


5:30PM / Talk Creative Conversations: Richard Frishman with Garry Reece

FOTOFEST BIENNIAL PROGRAM CALENDAR

Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl. 7–9PM / Viewing Unfiltered: Portfolio Walk Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bluebonnet Ballroom, 2 nd Fl.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 10AM–4PM / Talk Professional Development Seminar: Social Media Strategies for Visual Artists: Ideas + Information with Mary Virginia Swanson* Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl. $95 for Meeting Place Registrants / $125 for General Public

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 All day / Registrants Only Event Meeting Place Portfolio Review, Session 3* Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St. Session through March 21 (Registrants only)

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 5:30PM / Talk Creative Conversations: Azu Nwagbogu with Steven Evans Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl. 7–9PM / Viewing Unfiltered: Portfolio Walk Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Bluebonnet Ballroom, 2 nd Fl.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 10AM–12:30PM / Talk African Cosmologies Symposium: Racial Time in Art and Music Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. Jamal Cyrus, Christine Eyene, Jamire Williams; Moderator: Emily Areta

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2PM–4PM / Talk African Cosmologies Symposium: Imaging the Diaspora Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. leo, Legacy Russell, and Zina Saro-Wiwa; Moderator: Natalie Zelt

7PM / Talk Felwine Sarr presents Afrotopia Location to be announced on fotofest.org 9PM–2AM / Music Event African Cosmologies Dance Night: DJ Sun, FX Box, and Special Guest The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth St. No Cover; 21+

6PM / Music Event Musiqa presents Musical Cosmologies Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 7PM / Screening African Cosmologies Film Program* Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. Film: Hyenas, 1992, Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty; 110 minutes

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 7PM / Screening African Cosmologies Film Program* Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. Film: Daughters of the Dust, 1991, Dir. Julie Dash; 112 minutes

SUNDAY, APRIL 5 5PM / Screening African Cosmologies Film Program* Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. Film: The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman, 2018, Dir. Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam; 76 minutes

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26


6:30PM / Screening African Cosmologies Film Program*

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. Film: Chez Jolie Coiffure, 2018, Dir. Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam; 71 minutes

MONDAY, APRIL 6 8PM–2AM / Music Event Motown on Mondays: African Cosmologies featuring DJ Flash Gordon Parks Dean’s Downtown, 316 Main St. No cover; 21+

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 7:30PM / Music Event DACAMERA presents Davóne Tines and Adam Nielson* The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. Tickets required; General admission $60

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 1–4PM / Youth Event FotoFun – Family Fun Day Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19 5PM FotoFest Biennial 2020 Central Exhibition and Programs Close Citywide locations

SATURDAY, MAY 9 2PM / Reception/Youth Event FotoFinish Exhibition Opening Reception Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. Exhibition on view through May 25

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SYMPOSIUM: AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES PHOTOGRAPHY, TIME, AND THE OTHER Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium

Time in Art and Music. Each session will be introduced by an invited moderator who will frame the panel discussion for the symposium participants and audience. This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please register on the FotoFest Eventbrite website.

March 21, 2020 / Session 1, 10AM– 12:30PM, Glitch Feminism Screening

SESSION 1

at 1:30PM, Session 2, 2–4PM, Closing

Racial Time in Art and Music

Lecture, 7–8:30PM at TBA location

March 21 / 10AM–12:30PM

Held in conjunction with the FotoFest Biennial 2020, this symposium brings together leading voices from art, music,

Jamal Cyrus, Christine Eyene, and Jamire Williams; Introduced and moderated by Emily Areta

theory, and writing for a series of

In his recently published book,

conversations that examine key issues

Decolonising the Camera, Mark Sealy

explored by the artists featured in the

describes the concept of racial time

FotoFest Biennial central exhibition,

stating, “racial time is different from

African Cosmologies: Photography,

the linear progression of dominant

Time, and the Other. The symposium is

time . . . [it] does not tick along in

presented in two sessions: a series of

a fashion that produces seconds,

talks and a panel discussion focusing

minutes, hours, and days. It works

on the relationships between lens-

more like a cultural pulse in which the

based praxis, media histories, and

political conditions around it cause

transatlantic migration titled Imaging

it to quicken or slow down.” 1 In this

the Diaspora, and a series of lectures

session, FotoFest Biennial 2020 artist

and conversations that connect

Jamal Cyrus, renowned LA-based

concepts of time as it is understood

musician Jamire Williams, and French

in relation to racial politics with those

curator, critic, and scholar Christine

notions of time that define music

Eyene will discuss their work exploring

theory and musicology called Racial

issues pertaining to race and time

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SYMPOSIUM: AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES

through visual and audio-based

ed guests. Diaspora, as a concept, de-

forms of art making. Following their

scribes the continuous flow of people,

individual presentations, the guests

culture, and ideas around the globe.

will join moderator Emily Areta for a

To suggest that the incredibly complex

conversation that will further unpack

and expansive nature of transnational

the relationships between each of

movement is able to be represented

their work and the relationships

visually in images, is to suggest that

between racial time as it appears in

the subjects and sociocultural issues

art history and as it lives in music.

related to the African diaspora are not

The conversation will build off of

inherently resistant to the notion of

Sealy’s definition of racial time to

singular referent. It also suggests that

include broader cultural contexts

visibility is a privilege afforded to all

beyond photography and the archive:

those involved in the African diasporic

in media, politics, and other forms of

tradition. The invited speakers will

cultural production.

discuss these notions as well as their own work on broadening the scope of

SESSION 2

what visibility is and how and for whom

Imaging the Diaspora

visibility serves.

March 21 / 2–4PM leo, Legacy Russell, and Zina Saro-

CLOSING LECTURE

Wiwa; Introduced and moderated by

Felwine Sarr presents Afrotopia

Natalie Zelt

March 21 / 7–8:30PM Location: TBA

Imaging the Diaspora is a panel discussion featuring artist leo, curator Lega-

Felwine Sarr will discuss Africa’s unique

cy Russell, artist Zina Saro-Wiwa, and

philosophies and notions of communal

moderated by Natalie Zelt, focusing on

value and economy deeply rooted in its

the complicated relationships between

ancient traditions and landscape. In his

the histories of photographic praxis,

book Afrotopia (2019), Sarr takes read-

visual culture, and contemporary art,

ers on a journey that is as much inward

and issues related to the representa-

as outward, demanding an elevation of

tion of the African diaspora. The title of this session, Imaging the Diaspora, is designed to be challenged by the invit-

the collective consciousness. 1 Sealy,

Mark, Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time, 2019.

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Bayou Ballroom at the Whitehall

Sunday, March 15 / 5:30PM

Houston Hotel, 2 nd Floor

Richard Frishman and Garry Reece Ten by Ten exhibiting artist Richard

Creative Conversations is a series of

Frishman will speak with Houston-

discussions held at the Meeting Place

based writer and researcher Garry

Portfolio HQ that brings together

Reece for a conversation around

artists, curators, and leading voices

the themes explored in Frishman’s

in art, politics, and beyond to discuss

series Ghosts of Segregation such as

important topics on photography and

infrastructural segregation, histories

cultural work. Each conversation pairs

of racism in the US, and cultural erasure

two professionals working in the field

in relation to architecture.

whose interests are aligned despite their unique perspectives and positions

Friday, March 20 / 5:30PM

in the world of critical thought and

Azu Nwagbogu and Steven Evans

practice. Each event is free and open

In addition to being one of the featured

to the public. Seating is limited.

writers for the FotoFest Biennial 2020 Book, African Cosmologies, Azu Nwagbogu

Sunday, March 8 / 5:30PM

is the former Chief Curator of the Zeitz

Fred Baldwin and Mark Sealy

Museum (Cape Town) and Founder and

Mark Sealy joins FotoFest co-founder,

Director of the African Artists’ Foundation

Fred Baldwin, for a discussion focused

and the LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria.

on Baldwin’s recently released book,

For creative conversations, Nwagbogu

Dear Mr. Picasso: An illustrated love

will join FotoFest Director, Steven Evans,

affair with freedom.

for a conversation focusing on the role of lens-based institutions and Biennial foundations.

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FILM PROGRAM

AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES FILMS PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

One of the treasures of African

Brown Auditorium Theater at

cinema, Senegalese master Djibril

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Diop Mambéty’s long-delayed follow-

1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

up to his canonical Touki Bouki is a

Tickets $7–$9 / MFAH Film Box office on

hallucinatory comic adaptation of

Film Nights or www.mfah.org/films

Swiss avant-garde writer Friedrich

[713] 639 7300 (MFAH)

Dürrenmatt’s play The Visit. Mambéty’s version has a now-rich

Presented in collaboration with the

woman returning to her poor desert

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the

hometown to propose a deal to the

FotoFest Biennial 2020 is pleased to

populace: Her fortune, in exchange

present a film program inspired by

for the death of the man who years

the themes explored in the Biennial’s

earlier abandoned her and left her

central exhibition, African Cosmologies:

with his child. Like its title, the film is

Photography, Time, and the Other.

a form of sinister, mocking laughter,

Held over the course of three nights,

and a biting satire of a contemporary

the program features contemporary

Senegal whose once-lofty post-

cinematic works by directors from

colonial dreams have been eroded by

around the globe.

western materialism.

Friday, April 3 / 7PM

New 2K Restoration. Restored in 2018

Hyenas (1992)

by Thelma Film AG with the support of

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Cinémathèque suisse, at Eclair Cinema, from the original negative.

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Saturday, April 4 / 7PM

a black female filmmaker, Daughters

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

of the Dust was met with wild critical

Directed by Julie Dash

acclaim and rapturous audience

Introduced by Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw,

response when it initially opened in

Curator and Professor, Texas

1991. Casting a long legacy, the film

Southern University

still resonates today—most recently as a major influence on Beyoncé’s

At the dawn of the 20th century,

video album Lemonade. Restored

a multi-generational family in

(in conjunction with UCLA) for the

the Gullah community on the Sea

first time with proper color grading

Islands off of South Carolina, former

overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa,

West African slaves who adopted

audiences finally see the film exactly

many of their ancestors’ Yoruba

as Julie Dash intended.

traditions struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland. The first wide release by

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Hyenas, 1992. Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty.Courtesy of Metrograph Pictures.


FILM PROGRAM

Sunday, April 5 / 5PM

Sunday, April 5 / 6:30PM

The Two Faces of a Bamiléké (2018)

Chez Jolie Coiffure (2018)

Directed by Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam

Directed by Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam

Now living in Belgium, the filmmaker

Enter the Jolie Coiffure hair salon

returns to the village of her birth, and

in the African Matonge district of

later to Cameroon’s capital city of

Brussels, where charismatic owner

Yaoundé, where her mother (Mâ Brêh)

Sabine presides over customers'

lives most of the year. In the village

flirting, gossiping, and harrowing

of Tonga, Mâ Brêh shares memories

tales of immigration. More than a

of the horrors of the war against

place for women to get their hair

French colonizers, and of daily life for

done, Jolie Coiffure serves as a

a Cameroonian woman in an arranged

community hub for West African

marriage—a fate the filmmaker barely

women. Sabine tells of her own

escaped, leaving the family of an angry

harrowing journey to Belgium

ex-fiancé behind. Rosine accompanies

after working as a domestic under

her mother and other women as they

terrible conditions in Lebanon.

cook fish, serve koki stew to a crowd,

Though she has created a home in

and sell goods at a market stall. Like

her own space, Sabine remains an

many immigrants, she finds herself

outsider in Belgium. Students and

distant from her home country, yet

tourist groups made up only of white

drawn to its rituals and memories.

people walk past, pausing at the

As she spends more time with her

window and gawking. (At one point,

family, Rosine reveals the strength of

Sabine urges Mbakam to turn her

their solidarity and their ability to face

camera on them so they’ll go away;

adversity—whether hiding for their

the director obliges.)

lives from French soldiers or being committed to a man for marriage at age eight. This world of women’s work and women’s struggles is one that surrounded her in her early years, but she couldn’t recognize it—or its complexity—until she had been away from the social structures of her country.

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THE MEETING PLACE PORTFOLIO REVIEW The Meeting Place Portfolio

network and photographic community

Review is the longest-running and

across continents and without

most international portfolio review

institutional barriers. Bringing together

program in the United States, and the

150 curators, editors, publishers,

world's largest. The 14-day program

gallerists, collectors, and photo agencies

is divided into three 4-day sessions,

with over 450 photographic artists, the

each boasting a different roster of

event is truly a “meeting place,” fostering

“reviewers,” top arts professionals from an environment for networking, important national and international

collaborating, sharing ideas, and

institutions.

establishing life-long connections.

Photographic artists travel from over 30 countries to attend the program for a series of one-on-one meetings with the reviewers, who can assist in career development by offering invaluable feedback and advice, opportunities for exhibition, gallery representation, artist residencies, acquisition of work, and publication in magazines, books, and online. Occurring every two years alongside the FotoFest Biennial, and periodically in other locations around the world (Paris, Moscow, Beijing), the Meeting Place gives artists the opportunity to quickly and meaningfully expand their

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FotoFest Headquarters Hotel The Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002 Meeting Place Office Gulf Coast A Room, 2nd Fl. [713] 495 6296 March 7 – March 21 / Open Daily Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews The Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002 [713] 495 6296 March 8 – 21 / 9AM–3:40PM Three 4-day sessions, Pre-registration required


THE MEETING PLACE PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Professional Development Seminars

practitioners, followed by Terranova

How Stories Choose Us

in conversation with Lindokuhle

Whitehall Houston Hotel,

Sobekwa, Magnum photographer and

Whitehall Room, 2 nd Fl.

FotoFest Biennial 2020 exhibiting artist.

Thursday, March 12 / 10AM–1PM

$55 for Meeting Place Registrants, $75 for General Public

Organized by Shannon Ghannam and Amber Terranova of Magnum Photos, How Stories Choose Us is a two-part seminar focusing on the ways narratives arise within a photographic practice, and how to identify those narratives and develop them into compelling projects. Ghannam will use examples of projects from Magnum

Social Media Strategies for Visual Artists: Ideas + Information Whitehall Houston Hotel, Bayou Ballroom, 2 nd Fl. Tuesday, March 17 / 10AM–4PM Social media tools, used wisely, make a difference in your career.

photographers and other leading

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Social Media Strategies for Visual

curator, The Museum of Fine Arts,

Artists: Ideas + Information will outline

Houston. Afternoon presenters

the importance of positioning your

include Andy Adams, director and

photography and photo-based art

curator, FlakPhoto Projects; Alyssa

within the online environment in a way

Coppelman; Max Fields, associate

that not only catches the attention of

curator, FotoFest; Nicholas Law,

decision makers you want to attract,

graphic artist; and Mary Virginia

but encourages them to reach out with

Swanson.

opportunities. In the morning session, a range of industry professionals

$95 for Meeting Place Registrants, $125 for General Public

who actively look for artists and Unfiltered: Portfolio Walks

use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and

The Whitehall Houston Hotel,

websites to learn about you and your

Bluebonnet Ballroom, 2 nd Fl.

work, followed by an afternoon of

1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002

observing and discussing “live” online research. Attendees will gain a broad

Session 1: Sunday, March 8 / 7PM

understanding of the importance of

Session 2: Sunday, March 15 / 7PM

building a strong online presence and

Session 3: Friday, March 20 / 7PM

pointed examples and testimonies about how to utilize “best practices.”

Unfiltered: Portfolio Walks provide a

The morning panel, moderated by

positive and dynamic environment for

Mary Virginia Swanson, includes Anna networking and dialogue between the Goldwater Alexander, director of

photographic artists registered for

photography, WIRED; Kate Anderson,

4-day sessions of the Meeting Place

senior art consultant, Boston Art Inc;

and Biennial visitors, Meeting Place

Alyssa Coppelman, independent

reviewers, and the public. Attendees

photo editor; Debra Klomp Ching,

are encouraged to speak with the

director, Klompching Gallery; Barbara

artists, view their portfolios, and

Tannenbaum, chair of prints, drawings,

purchase work available for sale.

and photographs and curator of

Free and open to the public.

photography, Cleveland Museum of Art; and Lisa Volpe, associate

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images online will discuss how they


TEN BY TEN

TEN REVIEWERS SELECT TEN PORTFOLIOS FROM THE FOTOFEST MEETING PLACE 2018

Silos on Sawyer

The reviewers that selected

1502 Sawyer St.,

portfolios include: Peggy Sue Amison,

Houston, TX 77007

Thomas Elsen, Jim Estrin, Karen Haas, Allie Haeusslein, Matthew Kluk, Gwen

March 8 – April 19

Lee, Mark Sloan, Catherine Troiano, and Lisa Volpe.

Gallery Hours March 8–29, Monday–Sunday,

FotoFest’s International Meeting

11AM–6PM / April 1–19, Wednesday–

Place Portfolio Review, held in

Saturday, 11AM–6PM

conjunction with their citywide

[713] 223 5522 / www.fotofest.org

Biennial, is the largest and longest running event of its kind in the United

Artists Reception

States. Every two years, 150 curators,

March 14 / 6–8PM

editors, and photography and fine art experts travel to Houston to

Artists Talks and Tour

review 450 photographic portfolios

March 15 / 2PM

by emerging and established artists and photographers from around the

A R T I S T S: Citlali Fabian, Richard

globe. The Ten by Ten exhibition is a

Frishman, Anton Gautama, Daniel

celebration of this important site of

Handal, Ellie Ivanova, David

discourse and display, highlighting

Johnson with Philip Matthews,

the works of 10 artists, nominated

Seunggu Kim, Yan Wang Preston,

by 10 guest reviewers, whose

Krista Svalbonas, and Saba Sitton.

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works exemplify the broad range of

texts penned by the guest reviewers

contemporary photographic practice.

who selected them. The broad range of subjects featured in the exhibition

Each of the artists in the exhibition

reflects not only current attitudes in

is represented by the presentation

photographic praxis, but also those

of a single photographic series from

important issues and topics that

their oeuvre. Diverse topics ranging

appear in news headlines and frame

from queer rights and Indigenous

the contemporary moment.

representation in media to unregulated commercial development and the erasure of complex histories are examined by the artists and further contextualized by a series of

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Yan Wang Preston, Puhejing Quarry Ecology Recovery Project, Dali, China, 2017. From the series Forest. C-Print. Courtesy of the artist.


THE 2020 FINE PRINT AUCTION “No auction can touch what FotoFest offers in terms of contemporary international work. It is the best international contemporary auction of its kind in the United States.” —Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator Emerita of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

On Thursday, March 12, an

as well as to cultural impact. With

exacting selection of the finest

this measure of artistic integrity,

artworks by established international

FotoFest takes the reins on presenting

photographers will share the spotlight

leading artists that hail from major

in Houston, Texas. For this one

international centers of artistic

exceptional night, FotoFest is excited

production, offering a comprehensive

to present for auction a curated

presentation of important work.

selection of fine prints, invigorating our understanding of contemporary photography.

FotoFest organizes this live benefit auction as its principal fundraiser only once every two years. FotoFest

Since 1983, FotoFest has engaged the

asks artist who have participated in

global photography community by

our Biennials, exhibitions, and other

offering artists and photographers a

FotoFest programs and events to

platform to expand their audiences

make a donation of their artwork to

and exchange ideas. We take pride

the FotoFest Fine Print Auction. The

in ensuring only the best quality of

fourteenth FotoFest Biennial Fine

work is showcased by thoughtfully

Print Auction features an exceptional

selecting each artist and artwork

selection of artwork donated by

and giving special attention to skill

contemporary artists from sixteen

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countries across the world. Some of

Pop-Up Preview

these artists are also included in the

4411 Montrose Blvd, Suite F

African Cosmologies Biennial central

Houston, TX 77008

exhibition. This collaboration between

February 8 – March 1 / Tue–Sat,

the artist donors and FotoFest provides

10AM–5PM

a unique collection of art drawn from around the world. All of the prints are

Preview available during regular hours or by appointment.

selected and accepted by invitation from the FotoFest director. Auction revenues from print sales and table sponsorships go directly to professional development programs in Houston and abroad, as well as the Literacy Through Photography year-round learning program, serving thousands of Houston-area students every school year.

4411 Montrose Blvd, Suite F, Houston, TX 77008 Saturday, February 8 / 6–8PM Director's Talk And Tour 4411 Montrose Blvd, Suite F, Houston, TX 77008 Saturday, February 22 / 11AM Whitehall Preview The Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002 March 10–11 / 11AM–5PM Live Auction And Gala The Whitehall Houston Hotel, 1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002 Thursday, March 12 / 6PM Ticketed event. Go to fotofest.org/auction or contact Aubrey F. Burghardt, Fine Print Auction Manager at aubrey@fotofest.org or [713] 223 5522 ext. 14 for table and ticket information.

Max Kellenberger, Alexander McQueen, 2015, from the Le Scarpe series. Courtesy of the artist.

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support FotoFest art, exhibition, and

Cocktail Reception


LITERACY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY Literacy Through Photography is a full-scale photography, writing, and literacy program that offers students an avenue for greater self-expression and exploration. Established in 1990, the Learning Program has consistently served thousands of students in Houston area schools through the use of a curriculum which combines writing practices with photographic applications, exposing students to an

and explore the exhibitions within a tailored experience. This event is limited to select schools within the Literacy Through Photography learning program. Other annual events in alignment with the exhibition include FotoFun — Family Fun Day held on Saturday, April 11. The event welcomes the community to participate in interactive music,

artistic form of self-expression.

food, and dance activities related to

Throughout the school year

Literacy Through Photography also

and summer, Literacy Through Photography is active in schools and the community through residency programs and events held at the FotoFest gallery space, Silver Street Studios. In conjunction with FotoFest Biennial 2020, the Learning Program will present the African Cosmologies Youth Opening on Wednesday, March 11. This interactive event provides students with the opportunity to meet Mark Sealy, Curator of the

the FotoFest Biennial 2020 theme. hosts FotoFinish, the annual student exhibition held at Silver Street Studios. The culminating student exhibition will focus on themes derived from the African Cosmologies exhibition as students will use lessons crafted from biennial artists’ works to create their own photographic projects to be exhibited in the FotoFest gallery space. This year’s student exhibition will run from May 9 through May 25. Both events are free and open to the public.

Biennial 2020 central exhibition,

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Literacy Through Photography Headquarters 2000 Edwards St., Building C, Suite 2 Houston, TX 77007 www.fotofest.org/learningprogram ltp@fotofest.org [713] 223 5522

African Cosmologies Youth Opening* Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. March 11 / 11AM–1PM FotoFun — Family Fun Day Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. April 11 / 1–4PM FotoFinish — Student Artwork Exhibition Opening Reception Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. May 9 / 2–4PM

Exhibition Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. May 9–25 / 10AM–5PM *Contact Literacy Through Photography for participation information.

Reenactment of 1963 March on Washington at Longfellow Elementary, 1st Grade, 2019. Courtesy of April M. Frazier.

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PARTICIPATING SPACES PROGRAM CALENDAR The following listed events are held in conjunction with the FotoFest Biennial Participating Spaces program and are organized independent of the Biennial’s main program. For information about these events, please contact the listed venues.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

6PM / Opening Reception

12PM / Reception and Awards

But then (again)

2020/Vision

Galveston Arts Center

Lone Star College Kingwood Fine Art Gallery

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 6PM / Opening Reception

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Radical Revisionists: Contemporary

1PM / Exhibition Walkthrough

African Artists Confronting Past

Amy Blakemore

and Present

Inman Gallery

Moody Center for the Arts

2PM / Opening Reception Everyday Strangers

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Houston Museum of African

6PM / Opening Reception

American Culture

Maggie Taylor: Museum Studies

3PM / Opening Reception

Catherine Couturier Gallery

Faces of the Other: Encounters

6PM / Opening Reception

in the Midst of the City

Friday Night in the Coliseum

Christ Church Cathedral

Rice Media Center

4PM | Opening Reception Red Wall Portraits Red & White Gallery 5PM / Opening Reception A Celebration of Texas Independence Arts for Rural Texas

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18


PARTICIPATING SPACES PROGRAM CALENDAR

6PM / Opening Reception

6PM / Opening Reception

Amy Blakemore

American Hustle

Inman Gallery

m ARCHITECTS

7PM / Opening Reception 50 States: Louisiana

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

DiverseWorks

2PM / Open Studio Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

2PM / Artist Talk with Alonzo

6PM / Opening Reception

Williams

Afro-Cuban Portraits and Paintings

Houston Museum of African

The Gite Gallery

American Culture 6PM / Opening Reception

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

An Art League Sampler

6:30PM / Opening Reception

Galveston Art League Gallery

Slowed and Throwed: Records of

6PM / Opening Reception

the City Through Mutated Lenses

Haptic Recordings: The Body Eyes

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Galveston Arts Center 6PM / Opening Reception

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Indian Spirit

12PM / Exhibition Tour

Galveston Arts Center

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

6PM / Opening Reception

Blaffer Art Museum

Texas Troubadours

5:30PM | Opening Reception

Redbud Gallery

Tools of Revolution: Fashion

6PM / Opening Reception

Photography and Activism

MetamorFaces

Houston Center for Photography

Serrano Gallery

6PM / Opening Reception

5:30PM / Opening Reception

What happens to the swallows

Mostly Water, Some Rock

who are late for spring?

Archway Gallery

Anya Tish Gallery

7PM / Opening Reception

6PM / Opening Reception

Giddy Up!! A Decade of Documenting

Letitia Huckaby: Beautiful Blackness

the Houston Rodeo

Foto Relevance

Art Car Museum

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7PM / Opening Reception

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

Africa Through Altered Eyes

6PM / Opening Reception

Winston Contemporary Art

Co-Existence: Remnants of Morocco’s Past

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

The Margolis Gallery

4PM / Opening Reception

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Photographs of South Africa’s

6PM / Opening Reception

1994 Election

Colby Deal: An Ethereal Sense

First Unitarian Universalist

The District Art Gallery

Church of Houston

6PM / Opening Reception

5PM / Opening Reception

Hatsubon

Ratio Redux

Art League Houston

Hardy and Nance Studios

6PM / Opening Reception Miguel Soler-Roig: Amesegënallô

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Barbara Davis Gallery

6PM / Opening Reception

6PM / Opening Reception

and Artist Talk

Made by Will

Texas Photographic Society presents

Dillon Kyle Architects

the National Photography Award

6:45PM / Artist Talk: Tomiko Jones

Exhibition: Marked

Art League Houston

Sabine Street Studios

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

6PM / Opening Reception

6PM / Opening Reception

Let Them Be Free

Bill Arning Exhibitions with

A 2nd Cup

New Discretions

6PM | Opening Reception

Flatland Gallery

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7PM / Opening Reception

Civic TV

Photography and the Surreal

6PM / Opening Reception

Imagination

Wönderhorn

Menil Collection

Gspot Contemporary Art Space

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Now is the Time: Leonard Freed’s


PARTICIPATING SPACES PROGRAM CALENDAR

6PM / Closing Reception

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Ratio Redux

2PM / Gallery Talk

Hardy and Nance Studios

We Shall Not Be Moved: Recent

6PM / Opening Reception

Acquisitions from the Gregory

The Pleasures of Unintended

School Collection

Consequences

The African American Library at

Rudolph Blume Fine Art/

The Gregory School

ArtScan Gallery

5PM / Opening Reception

6PM / Opening Reception and

Lo-Fi

Book Signing

Hardy and Nance Studios

Seeing Stevie Ray: Photographs from the Book by Tracy Anne Hart

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

The Antiquarium

6PM / Opening Reception

6PM / Opening Reception

How Did We Get Here?

Freedom

TSU Library Learning Center

The Vineyard Church of Houston

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

5:30PM / Opening Reception

5PM / Opening Reception

Beautiful World - Beautiful People

Movie Poster Mania

Cloister Gallery, Christ Church

Art Museum TX

Episcopal Cathedral 6PM / Musiqa Presents:

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

Musical Cosmologies

6PM / Opening Reception

Silver Street Studios, East Gallery

Lilliana Porter: Selected Works

6PM / Artist Reception

Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino

Iconic Art Museum TX

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 6PM / Opening Reception

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

BEYOND THE LENS: Creative,

1PM / Artist Talk

Collaborative, Diverse

Africa Through Altered Eyes

Houston City Hall

Winston Contemporary Art

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4PM / Opening Reception

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

Imagery: Double Take

3PM / Curator Talk

Sterling Municipal Library

The Menil Collection

5PM / Gallery Talk: Ben Sklar Foltz Fine Art

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

6PM / Opening Reception

7:30PM / Music Event

Ben Sklar: Drawn to the Punctum

DA CAMERA presents Davóne

Foltz Fine Art

Tines and Adam Nielson*

7PM / Opening Reception

The Menil Collection

Society for Photographic Education

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Juried Exhibition

6PM / Closing Reception

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Colby Deal: An Ethereal Sense

7PM / Opening Reception

The District Art Gallery

Olaniyi R. Akindiya BOX 13 ArtSpace

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 6:30PM / 20HERTZ: Devin Kenny

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

5PM / Opening Reception Diverse-Cité, ode à Houston

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Archway Gallery

6PM / Closing Reception

6PM / Opening Reception

An Art League Sampler

Women of Wonder

Galveston Art League Gallery

Hooks-Epstein Galleries 6PM / Opening Reception

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

Masters of the Universe

7PM / Closing Reception

Hooks-Epstein Galleries

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6PM / Opening Reception

Civic TV

Savoring Hooks-Epstein Galleries

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A 2ND CUP / 01 1111 East 11th St., Houston, TX 77009 www.a2ndcup.com Info@A2ndCup.com [832] 962 7656

Let Them Be free MARCH 8 – APR IL 19

curated by Deji Osinulu A juried exhibit curated by Deji Osinulu, hosted by A 2nd Cup and

and Representation. Focusing on human trafficking, A 2nd Cup was created to provide an avenue for generating awareness of human trafficking and working towards the abolition of slavery in our city. They are also developing resources that help create a second chance for survivors, which is why this year's show is benefiting Brazen Table, a culinary training program for human trafficking survivors. Opening Reception: Let Them Be Free March 14, 6PM

benefiting Brazen Table. A 2nd Cup has always been about the themes of

Eric Hartley, Let Them Be Free, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

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A R T I S T S: A Juried Exhibition

this year's FotoFest—Rights, Liberty,


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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBRARY AT THE GREGORY SCHOOL / 02 1300 Victor St., Houston, TX 77019

history, bridging past and present with explorations of emotions and experience. Each collection provides important documentation for culture and history. This exhibition highlights the collection’s depth and development while bringing together a selection of recent acquisitions that have rarely been shown.

www.thegregoryschool.org

Gallery Talk with the Archivists

hpl.gregoryschool@houstontx.gov

and Curator

[832] 393 1440

March 21, 2PM

We Shall Not Be Moved: Recent Acquisitions from the Gregory School Collection NOVEMBER 14, 2019 –

Samuel, Earl, Cliff, Thornton, and Aaron, n.d. Courtesy of the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston, TX.

APR IL 11, 2020 A R T I S T S: Various The African American Library at the Gregory School celebrates ten years of documenting and preserving the tradition, culture, and history of African Americans in the greater Houston area. Since opening in 2009, the archive has grown to over 400 collections that date from pre-Civil War to contemporary and include works in a great variety of formats. Photographs, documents, oral histories, and artifacts bring light to

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BLAFFER ART MUSEUM / 03 4173 Elgin St., Houston, TX 77003 www.blafferartmuseum.org infoblaffer@uh.edu [713] 743 9521

Paul Mpagi Sepuya MARCH 14, 2020 A R T I S T: Paul Mpagi Sepuya Paul Mpagi Sepuya makes photographs of friends, artists, collaborators, and himself that challenge the history of photography and deconstruct traditional portraiture through layering, fragmentation, mirror imagery, and the perspective of the black, queer gaze. This exhibition—the artist’s first major museum survey—brings together work Sepuya has made across the last thirteen years, offering viewers the opportunity to trace connections across his life and practice. Exhibition Tour March 6, 12PM

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mirror Study for Joe (_2010980), 2017. Archival pigment print, 45.36 × 34 inches. Courtesy of the artist; DOCUMENT, Chicago; team (gallery, inc.); and Vielmetter Los Angeles

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1907 Sabine St., Houston, TX 77007 www.civictv.org civictvlaboratories@gmail.com [713] 822 4692

9 MARCH 14 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T S: Latifa AlBokhari, j. bilhan, Sebastien Boncy, Erin Carty, Cary Fagan, Colby Deal, Ronald L. Jones, Lovie Olivia, Jamie Robertson 9, a Civic TV collaboratively curated nomadic exhibition in conjunction with the 2020 FotoFest Biennial, showcases the overlapping Cosmologies illustrated by the diverse offerings of nine Houston-based artists presenting the polylithic nature of Houston’s African diaspora. In this exhibition, Blackness and Otherness reject the notion of a simplified or schematized existence. Opening Reception: 9 March 14, 6PM The Artist Alone Decides: A Sound Exhibition by Internal/Eternal and Closing Reception for 9 April 19, 7PM

Image courtesy of Civic TV.

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COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE / 05 4101 San Jacinto St., STE. 116, Houston, TX 77004 www.thecollective.org exhibit@thecollective.org [713] 523 1616

MARCH 7 – APR IL 18 A R T I S T S: Sinden Collier, Colby Deal, Christie Leday, Marc Newsome, Mel Perry, Gail Mallory, Derrick Bey Although we are separated between land and language with massive bodies of water in between us, the African Diaspora never seemed to be so close. Tethered between continents, we are all bound by blood. Common expressions tie us together, linking all of us to a common future. In Image and Africology, photographers Derrick Bey, Sinden Collier, Colby Deal, Christie Leday, Gail Mallory, Marc Newsome, and Mel Perry will explore our fellowship with the diaspora and discuss the way all of us deal with cultural deference.

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Sinden Collier, Double Conscientious, n.d. Courtesy of the artist.

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CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON / 06 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 www.camh.org info@camh.org [713] 284 8250

Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses MARCH 6 – JUNE 7 A R T I S T S: B. Anele, Rabéa Ballin, Tay Butler, Jimmy Castillo, Jamal Cyrus, Robert Hodge, Shana Hoehn, Tomashi Jackson, Ann Johnson, Devin Kenny,

Charisse Pearlina Weston, Breach (a notion of freedom), 2019. Layered, slumped, and manually folded glass, photographic decals, high-fire enamel, and text etched on glass. 20 × 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Paul Salveson.

Liss LaFleur, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Karen Navarro, Sondra Perry, and

mash-up, collage, and mutate

Charisse Pearlina Weston

photographic inputs, in addition

Slowed and Throwed is an

to slowing time.

interdisciplinary exhibition orbiting

Opening Reception: Slowed

around the legacy of the late Houston

and Throwed: Records of the City

legend DJ Screw. The exhibition

Through Mutated Lenses

features unconventional photography

March 5, 6:30PM

and new media produced by strategies paralleling the musical methods of the innovative DJ. In their photo-adjacent practices, the participating artists appropriate,

In Conversation March 7, 2PM 20HERTZ: Devin Kenny April 16, 6:30PM

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making it an ideal location for a train station. After the depot was built, this simple railroad stop, the sleepy town of Tomball, began to

315 W. Main St. (FM 2920), Tomball, TX 77375

grow into a vibrant rail center. The

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meant economic security, a moderate

davinciartistsassociation@gmail.com

level of prosperity, and a brighter

[281] 516 9595

future for employees.) These workers

MARCH 10 – APR IL 5

Americans. (Railroad employment

took notice of Tomball’s thick, lush forests around Spring Creek and the rich soil perfect for farming and livestock and bought land near town for their families to farm. DaVinci

A R T I S T S: Ernest Jackson, Jr., Tom

Artists Gallery photographers will

Replogle, Melissa Farrell, Roberta

interview, photograph, and video

Sajda, Larry Zaria

tape descendants of the early

Diaspora: The African-American Migration to Tomball, TX, a railroad town settled initially by German immigrants to farm and raise livestock. Just after the turn of the 20th century, railroad engineers noticed that the town of Tomball was located between the low hills of Texas and the flat coastal plains of the Gulf,

Melissa Farrell, Who Shall be Able to Stand, 1965. APS-C digital jpeg print. Courtesy Darren Edwards.

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African American families and their properties to bring their story to the FotoFest audience. —Melissa Farrell

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railroads employed many African


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THE DISTRICT ART GALLERY / 08

people from urban under-sourced communities, especially of color. The viewer is presented with imagery documenting the aftermath of

810 Richey St., Houston, TX 77002

white-flight and current gentrification

www.districtartgalleries.com

depiction of what’s rapidly taking place

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throughout the United States.

[832] 540 0687

An Ethereal Sense MARCH 13 – APR IL 10 A R T I S T: Colby Deal

of Houston’s historical Third Ward community. The exhibition acts as a

Opening Reception March 13, 6PM Closing Reception April 10, 6PM

An Ethereal Sense is an exhibition experience created in time to preserve cultural characteristics of urban communities that are being erased and also what the artist Colby Deal considers to be neither here nor there. The execution of this psychological space is done using a combination of photography, sculpture, and setting. These attributes work together to build a bridge of understanding

Colby Deal, Overseen, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

and awareness in relation between different cultures and communities. The arrangement of physical and memorable pieces of history produces a tangible psyche that portrays a more practical representation of

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FOTO RELEVANCE / 09 4411 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 www.fotorelevance.com info@fotorelevance.com [281] 989 4356

MARCH 6 – APR IL 20 A R T I S T: Letitia Huckaby Beautiful Blackness is a visual pilgrimage following the path of Exodusters, African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi River to Kansas and Oklahoma in the late nineteenth century, and an exploration of the remains of Freeman’s towns across the south. It is an elegy for a lost promised land. Landscapes and figurative works combine to depict a people and an unfulfilled legacy. —Letitia Huckaby Opening Reception: Letitia Huckaby: Beautiful Blackness March 6, 6PM

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Letitia Huckaby, Beautiful Blackness. 2019, Archival pigment print on cotton fabric with embroidery hoops. Courtesy of the artist.

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FRONT GALLERY / 10 RELATED TO AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES

1412 Bonnie Brae St., Houston, TX 77006 www.frontgallery.com shar@sharonengelstein.com [713] 298 4750

My aesthetic approach is nurtured by new media, science fiction and horror movies. Much aware of my country's photographic heritage, I regard images as a testimony to history; as memories through which the tragedy of apartheid—and the resistance it spawned—live to this day. I acknowledge pioneering South

Mack Magagane

African photographers as David

MARCH 14 – APR IL 11

Cole who epitomize my approach

A R T I S T: Mack Magagane

Goldblatt, Bob Gosani, and Ernest to photography. —Mack Magagane

The genre "docufiction" reflects my inclination towards art photography with both local context and contemporary culture.

Mack Magagane, work from the series Light Hours, 2009. Archived pigment ink on Innova Fibaprint matt paper. 280gsm, 297 × 210 mm. Courtesy of the artist.

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2101 Winter St., No. C3, Houston, TX 77007 www.gallery3houston.com gerri@geraldinegill.com [713] 501 0008

African Cosmos: Life, Legacy, and Space MARCH 8 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T S: Geraldine Gill and Jacqueline Leavitt A retrospective exhibition of African culture, legacy, and space.

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Geraldine Gill, Omo Valley Boys (Ethiopia), 2010. Digital Print on Metal. Courtesy of the artist

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THE GITE GALLERY / 12 2024 Alabama St., Houston, TX 77004 www.thegitegallery.com info@thegitegallery.com [713] 523 3311

Afro-Cuban Portraits and Paintings APR IL 2 – APR IL 30 A R T I S T S: Frederick J. Goodall, Exposito, and others.

Frederick J. Goodall, Choco in his studio in Havana, Cuba, n.d. Courtesy of the artist.

The Gite Gallery specializes in African and Cuban art. In 2018, we ventured to Cuba to explore the African influence on the island's art, culture, and society. Portraits of artists, musicians, and everyday Cubans will be on display along with original paintings by Cuban artists. Opening Reception March 4, 6PM

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HOUSTON AREA URBAN LEAGUE / 13 1301 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002 www.fotoshootmagazine.com charleswashington09@gmail.com [713] 393 8700

Rawls, Veronica Owens In collaboration with Harambee Art Gallery: FotoShoot Magazine’s online magazine providing an avenue for photographers and creatives to showcase their creative and artistic talents. Our contributors are a diverse group of photographers, artists, designers, innovators, and writers covering the multifaceted genres of photography and art.

MARCH 20 – APR IL 17 Courtesy Thomas Carter.

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BEYOND THE LENS: Creative, Collaborative, Diverse

A R T I S T S: Missy Burton, Natasha


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HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY / 14 1441 West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77024 www.hcponline.org info@hcponline.org [713] 529 4755

A R T I S T S: Kwame Brathwaite, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Dana Scruggs Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism showcases the under-recognized photographic work of Harlem-based, Civil Rights activist and photographer Kwame Brathwaite, and positions his legacy in the current moment through the work of three young artists similarly

Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism

working at the nexus of fashion,

MARCH 6 – MAY 10

will highlight the ways in which the

activism, and photography in New York. Ultimately, this group show intentional construction of self for the camera, particularly through decolonizing fashion and its image, has a lasting impact on the broader culture around it—from popular music to political movements.

Kwame Brathwaite, Untitled (Model who embraced natural hairstyles at AJASS photoshoot), 1970 c., printed 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles.

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HOUSTON CITY HALL / 15 901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002 www.houstontx.gov HTV@HoustonTX.gov [713] 893 1270

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MARCH 19 – APR IL 17 A R T I S T S: Derrick Leadon, James Gamble Jr., James R. Woody In collaboration with Harambee Art Gallery: FotoShoot Magazine’s online magazine providing an avenue for photographers and creatives to showcase their creative and artistic talents. Our contributors are a diverse group of photographers, artists, designers, innovators, and writers covering the multifaceted genres of photography and art. Opening Reception March 20, 6PM

Courtesy of Andrew Evans.

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HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE / 16 4807 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004

Alonzo Williams Jr., Angolan Kids Fishing from the series Everyday Strangers, 2015–2017. Courtesy of the artist.

www.hmaac.org info@hmaac.org [713] 526 1015

Everyday Strangers FEBRUARY 29 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T: Alonzo Williams The Houston Museum of African

Everyday Strangers explores the

American Culture (HMAAC) is

diversity of the human race and

delighted to present Alonzo Williams,

documents the human story.

Jr. as its first Global Artist Fellow. In 2017, with support from the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Williams expanded his Everyday Strangers project from the United States to global spaces. He chose

Opening Reception February 29, 2PM Artist Talk March 7, 2PM

Brazil, Angola, Italy, Cuba, and Mexico as sites to visit. Williams has recorded interviews with people from all walks of life to create a canvass of the aspirations, challenges, and joy resulting from life on our planet.

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THE MARGOLIS GALLERY / 17 5600 N. Braeswood St., Houston, TX 77096 www.beth-israel.org rschwartz@beth-israel.org [713] 771 6221

C0-Existence: Remnants of Morocco’s Past

A R T I S T: Aaron Vincent Elkaim Through documenting the lasting Jewish connection to the land and its living relationship to the Islamic nation of Morocco, Aaron Vincent Elkaim seeks to honor not only an important historical truth but also illuminate a story that seems at odds with our modern perception of both Judaism and the Arab World. —Aaron Vincent Elkaim Opening Reception: C0-Existence: Remnants of Morocco’s Past March 12, 6PM

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Aaron Vincent Elkaim, The Mellah ( Jewish Quarter) of the southern Moroccan village of Illigh lies in ruins after it was abandoned during the Jewish exodus to Israel, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.


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MOODY CENTER FOR THE ARTS / 18 6100 Main St., MS-480, Houston, TX 77005 www.moody.rice.edu moodyinfo@rice.edu [713] 348 ARTS

Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present JANUARY 24 – MAY 16

A R T I S T S: Sammy Baloji, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Omar Victor Diop, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mary Sibande, Pascale Marthine Tayou Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present Present features works by artists from Africa and the diaspora who problematize Eurocentric tropes of race, representation, and prevailing colonial narratives. The exhibition addresses the violent erasure of marginalized histories and the ways in which artists reinterpret familiar themes through contemporary, Afrocentric lenses.

Omar Victor Diop, Jean-Baptiste Belley, 2014. Diaspora series, Pigmented Inkjet Print Harman By Hahnemuhle. Š Omar Victor Diop. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris.

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Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, [Untitled], nd. Courtesy of the artist.

A R T I S T: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi We Have Iré explores true stories of Afro-Cuban immigrants living in the United States as well as their influences on and experiences within American culture. Its images tell

1900 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007

of personal aspirations, inherited

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speaks to the challenges of being an

info@meca-houston.org

immigrant artist and celebrates the

[713] 802 9370

triumph of establishing one’s voice in

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beliefs, and individual journeys from Cuba to the United States. We Have Iré

a new country.

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collection explores a variety of artistic styles and expressive lenses from the 1950s to the present day. Performance and personal identity,

1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005

cultural traditions and modern

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woven through the photographs

guestservices@mfah.org

on display. Through an African Lens

[713] 639 7300

is on display in the Audrey Jones

Through an African Lens: Sub-Saharan Photography from the Museum’s Collection

aspirations, and social and political context are the common threads

Beck Building.

MARCH 5 – JULY 5 A R T I S T S: Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Lemvo Jean Abou Bakar Depara, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Samuel Fosso, Pieter Hugo, Seydou Keïta, Oumar Ly, Hamidou Maiga, Ima Mfon, Baudouin Mouanda, Zanele Muholi, Sam Nhlengethwa, J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Coulibaly Siaka Paul, Malick Sidibé, Sanlé Sory, Guy Tillim, and Iké Udé. Featuring a dynamic range of work by artists from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, and South Africa, this exhibition of 70 photographs from MFAH’s permanent

Seydou Keïta (Malian, 1923-2001), Untitled, 1949–1951, printed later. Gelatin silver print, 21 3/4 × 15 1/2 inches. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Jean Pigozzi (2005.151). Copyright © Seydou Keïta

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MUSIQA / 21 2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007 www.musiqahouston.org info@musiqahouston.org [713] 524 5678

A R T I S T S: Courtney Bryan, Hamza El-Din, Jlin Patton Musiqa presents Musical Cosmologies, performing string quartet works by composers exploring the multiplicity of African cosmologies. From the jazz and gospel-influenced works

Musical Cosmologies

of Courtney Bryan, to the Egyptian

MARCH 26, 6PM

electronic-inspired music of Jlin

rhythms of Hamza El-Din, to the

Musiqa String Quartet. Courtesy Musiqa.

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Patton, and much more.


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NANCY LITTLEJOHN FINE ART / 22 3465 B. West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77006 www.nancylittlejohnfineart.com info@nancylittlejohnfineart.com [832] 740 04288

Flash of the Spirit MARCH 6 – MARCH 28 A R T I S T: Lyle Ashton Harris The fifty-three-year-old artist returns

Lyle Ashton Harris, Zombie (Provincetown), 2018. Dye sublimation print on aluminum, 24 × 18 inches. Edition 2 of 3.

to self-portraiture, unabashedly claiming his place as an artist for whom sexuality, race, gender, ethnicity, class—and now aging— continue as core engagements. To enact this series, Harris sought a plurality of masks, several borrowed from his family’s collection of African masks belonging to his uncle, Harold Epps, who traveled throughout West Africa in the 1960s. Growing up in both the Bronx and East Africa, Harris often encountered such masks, which have embedded themselves into his identity. In their reanimation, his mythopoetic portraits aim to recharge and reclaim these familial objects.

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PROJECT ROW HOUSES / 23 2521 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004 www.projectrowhouses.org info@projectrowhouses.org [713] 526 7662

relationships between the tortoise and traditional Ogoni folktales. Globally, turtles are depicted in mass media and popular culture as easygoing, patient, and wise creatures. But in Nigerian folktales, the tortoise character is often portrayed as a conniving trickster. In the stories we find him frequently

Tortoise Ontologies

complaining, securing assistance

FEBRUARY 29 – MAY 3

a problem, then cheating those

In her series Tortoise Ontologies (2015), artist Zina Saro-Wiwa explores the psychic impact of folktales, specifically tales which center around the tortoise. This never-beforeseen photographic series is one of a number of works the artist created over a five-year period that explore

who have assisted him. This photo series (an edited selection of which is on display at Project Row Houses) explores this aspect of existential transmogrification in folkloric storytelling and the psychological impact of the telling of these tales. They seek to choreograph the unseen and the unknowable. The psychic bonds between man and animal.

Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tortoise Ontologies: 11th Position, from the series Tortoise Ontologies, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

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from a hapless fellow animal to solve


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RUSSIAN CULTURAL CENTER– OUR TEXAS / 24 2337 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 www.ourtx.org russianculturalcenter@gmail.com [713] 395 3301

Stepping into the Land of Dreams: Journey with Camera: Soviet Journalist Nikolay Drachinsky in Sudan, 1957 MARCH 13 – APR IL 17

Nikolay Drachinsky. Hunter Loguioro, Onjake settlement, South Sudan. 1957. Medium format C-negative. Cropped for cover of Ogonyok illustrated magazine, 1957, #28, July. © Nikolay Drachinsky archive, courtesy of Alla Vakhromeeva.

A R T I S T: Nikolay Drachinsky The exhibition comprises 28 color

Soviet media. While depicting reality

and black-and-white prints from

from the perspective of class theory

the original negatives of Soviet

and anti-colonialism, Drachinsky’s

photojournalist and exhibition

visual story from Sudan is rich with

curator Nikolay Drachinsky (1917-

his profoundly personal approach.

1978), photographs that were shot

This exhibition is curated by Irina

in Northern and Southern Sudan in

Chmyreva, PhD; Alla Vakhromeeva.

1957. Accompanying the images are copies of pages from the illustrated magazine Ogonyok, published in Moscow. These works make up one of the first photo-reportages from the African continent published in

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RUSSIAN CULTURAL CENTER– OUR TEXAS / 25 2337 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 www.ourtx.org ourtexasinc@gmail.com [713] 395 3301

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Ethiopia, Madagascar, Namibia MARCH 13 – APR IL 17 A R T I S T S: Michael Tuvim, Natasha Artushina Africa from the perspective of western travelers experiencing the magnificence of natural wonders, unique cultural encounters and animals that are on the verge of extinction.

Michael Tuvim, Grace of Sand, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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1907 Sabine St., Houston, TX 77007 www.sawyeryards.com [832] 303 1564 creativedirector@sawyeryards.com

Texas Photographic Society presents the National Photography Award Exhibition: Marked MARCH 6 – MAY 29 A R T I S T: Jaclyn Wright

Jaclyn Wright, Untitled, 2019. CNC-routed dye sublimation aluminum prints. Courtesy of the artist.

Marked combines traditional photographic techniques with contemporary digital processes,

The work explores the parallels

performance, and sculpture. The title

between human attempts to control,

refers to a prominent birthmark on

shape, and extract from the land and

Wright’s neck, which has drawn verbal

the body. This is visualized through

and physical abuse from strangers.

the demarcation of the birthmark as

Reproductions of the birthmark's

a means to represent what is through

shape and color appear throughout

what isn't.

the work. In Marked, Wright considers ways we are marked from birth, specifically through gender.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk March 10, 6PM

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TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER / 27 3500 Wheeler Ave., Houston, TX 77004 charleswashington09@gmail.com [832] 971 0758

How Did We Get Here?

Mukia, 2013. Photograph Paper and paint. Courtesy of the artist.

MARCH 25, 6PM A R T I S T S: TSU students, Co-curated

Opening Reception

by Charles Washington and Roberto

March 25, 6PM

Regas of COLABS (College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences) Introducing and connecting with communities through art is our focus. Our theme revolves around space, time, and place. Supporting the theme of FotoFest and expanding its vision, participating diverse students will be asked to submit work that expresses, expands, and challenges our awareness and appreciation for what was, what is, what can be, and what should be.

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THE VINEYARD CHURCH OF HOUSTON / 28 1035 East 11th St., Houston, TX 77009 www.houstonvineyard.org info@houstonvineyard.org [713] 869 9070

Freedom

A R T I S T S: Paula Hammon, Karen Perez, Penny Robinson, Eric Hartley, Christi Minter, and others An exhibition of works exploring issues related to freedom and liberty through the work of a group of artists interested in African Diaspora and the African continent. Opening Reception: Freedom March 14, 6PM

MARCH 8 – APR IL 19

Eric Hartley, Freedom, n.d. Courtesy of the artist.

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WINSTON CONTEMPORARY ART / 29 2426 Bartlett St., Ste D., Houston, TX 77098 www.wcahouston.com kevin@wcahouston.com [832] 380 4421

MARCH 8 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T S: Hobbes Reynolds, Lionel Gasperini, Marc Furi, Sarah Kopkin Africa Through Altered Eyes will explore the complexities of the African continent, its relationship with and effort on the world as a whole. Each artist brings a different perspective and relationship to the subject. Opening Reception March 7, 7PM Artist Talk March 28, 1PM

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Sarah Kopkin, Masai Family, 2019.

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ART CAR MUSEUM / 30 140 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77007 www.artcarmuseum.com artcarmuseum@gmail.com [713] 861 5526

MARCH 7 – MAY 24 A R T I S T: Daniel Kramer Daniel Kramer has been documenting the various aspects of the Houston Rodeo since 2007. For his exhibition, Giddy Up!! A Decade of Documenting the Houston Rodeo, the artist presents a collection that highlight the colors, cultures, and characters found at the largest rodeo in the world. Opening Reception March 7, 7PM

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Daniel Kramer, Bullfighter, Leon Coffee, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.

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asking, “Build this?” Politzer used this photograph as a basis for Wönderhorn, a new series of paper collages. In the works, we see Disney’s Matterhorn

310 East 9th St., Houston, TX 77007

variously chopped, penetrated, and

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filigree. The result is a meditation

wayne@gspotgallery.com

on environmentalism, simulacra,

[713] 822 4842

and hubris.

Wönderhorn

Opening Reception

MARCH 14 – APR IL 30

put on a pedestal. The characters in Third Man… look on, garlanded by

March 14, 6PM

A R T I S T: David Politzer In 1956 Walt Disney was on vacation in Switzerland, overseeing the production of his film, Third Man on the Mountain. Smitten with the Alpine landscape, Disney bought a postcard of the iconic Matterhorn peak and sent it back to his engineers with the command, “Build this.” In 2018, artist David Politzer was visiting Disneyland, overseeing his daughter’s birthday festivities and the general merriment of his family. Smitten with Disney’s simulated Alpine landscape at the Matterhorn Bobsled attraction and the exaggerated lean of the distinctive mountain peak, Politzer photographed the iconic imitation,

Courtesy of David Politzer, 2019.

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SERRANO GALLERY / 32 2000 Edwards St., Studio 317, Houston, TX 77007 www.serranogallery.com valeatkinson@gmail.com [713] 510 3439

MetamorFaces

A R T I S T: John Bernhard In this series MetamorFaces, the transformed portraits are

John Bernhard, Wood #5, 2012. From the series MetamorFaces. Archival ink print, 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

subtle and disturbing. The hybrid portraits appeal or perturb our aesthetic senses as we appreciate

peer further into the abyss of our own

the creative potential of the basic

existence and realize the commonality

elements—water, earth, fire, and air.

of our shared experience.

Transformed faces act as a metaphor

—John Bernhard

to our existence where life revolved around the trivialities of outward appearance. The dreamlike quality of each image, however, draws us to look somewhere beyond the single image, and when we consider several of the images as part of a connected whole, we become aware of a primal quality. Witnessing stone, wood, and water metamorphoses, we begin to

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REDBUD GALLERY / 33 303 East 11th St., Houston, TX 77008 www.redbudgallery.com

HEIGHTS / SAWYER YARDS

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Texas Troubadours MARCH 7 – MARCH 31 A R T I S T: Steve Harris Steve Harris is a noted photographer and musicologist. His landmark 2007 book Texas Troubadours, published by the University of Texas Press, features intimate photographs. He used his 4x5 camera and included writings of and by well-known and lesser known musicians that are currently performing not only in Texas but also worldwide. The book will be available for purchase at Redbud Gallery during the span of the exhibition. The show opening will be on Saturday, March 7 and runs through Tuesday, March 31. Opening Reception March 7, 6PM

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Courtesy of Chase Rees.

2202 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77003 www.8thwonder.com/distillery taproom@8thWonder.com

Houston at Night MARCH 8 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T: Chase Rees Houston-based artist Chase Rees presents a suite of photographs taken in and around the Greater Houston Area. For his Houston at Night series, Rees depicts the sprawling urban landscape at night, dramatizing the familiar appearance of the city in stark black-and-white images.

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BOX 13 ARTSPACE / 35 6700 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston, TX 77011

A R T I S T S: A juried exhibition of artists and photographers organized by the Society for Photographic Education SPE. The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is an organization made up of

www.box13artspace.com

academic professionals, independent

box13artspace@gmail.com

artists, and students and is the leading

[713] 533 8692

forum for fostering understanding

MARCH 28 – MAY 23

of photography in all its forms and related media. SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including conferences, events, and publications. Opening Reception March 28, 7PM

Rebecca Drolen, Muffed, SPE 2019 Combined Caucus Exhibition participant. Courtesy of the artist.

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6700 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston, TX 77011 www.box13artspace.com box13artspace@gmail.com

Olaniyi R. Akindiya

Olaniyi R. Akindiya, Jakan–Weaved #15, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

MARCH 28 – MAY 23 A R T I S T: Olaniyi R. Akindiya Olaniyi R. Akindiya's mixed-media works are composed of physically spliced and woven photography, contrasting both monochromatic and colored perspectives with manipulated edges. From captivating colors, frayed, busy threads, to the meditative mix of animation and grayscale, the memories captured reveal their subjectivity and elasticity. Reflecting on rural versus urban life, the accelerated pace of development and social infrastructure, Akindiya's photographic work and performance activities play around social subjectivities with dramatic components to break down conventional barriers. Opening Reception March 28, 7PM

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CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL / 37

This exhibition of large portrait photographs, titled Faces of the Other: Encounters in the Midst of the City, shows that people in our world—

1117 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77007

those we walk past daily—can be

www.christchurchcathedral.org

than our differences. Each portrait

robinlb@sbcglobal.net

brings viewers into its space in an

[713] 222 2593

intimate and loving way and, in this

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demonstrates our similarities rather

highly technological age, portrays our humanity in an analog medium. Opening Reception February 29, 3PM

A R T I S T: Joe C. Aker

Courtesy of Joe C. Aker

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Faces of the Other: Encounters in the Midst of the City

approached and understood. It


DOWNTOWN / EAST DOWNTOWN

CLOISTER GALLERY, CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL / 38 1117 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77007

Courtesy of Lou Vest.

www.christchurchcathedral.org robinlb@sbcglobal.net [713] 222 2593

Beautiful World– Beautiful People MARCH 21 – APR IL 24 A R T I S T S: Julie Brook Alexander,

Pixels+Silver is a group of emerging

Allen Bourne, Fikry Botros, Marti

to mid-career photographic artists

Corn, Steve Fisher, Vladimir Frumin,

based in Houston who meet on a

Larry Garmezy, Paula Hammon,

monthly basis to critique and discuss

Aileen Harding, Michael Hart, Martin

their work. Its name indicates that

Homes, Rocky Kneten, Geoffrey

members use both analog and

Koslov, Len Kowitz, Nathan Lindstrom,

digital capture to create their art.

Melody Locke, Mike Marvins,

The peer appraisal of members’ work

Julia McLaurin, Syd Moen, Alan

helps each artist to advance and

Montgomery, Alexandra Nemeth,

improve their art and careers. This is

Donna E. Perkins, Laszlo Perlaky,

a group show by the critique group

Narinder Sall, Bob Schwartz, Rusy

“Pixels+Silver.” —Joe C. Aker, Curator

Singh, Lyn Sullivan, Lou Vest, Gary Watson, and Vicki Wiste

Opening Reception March 26, 5:30PM

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HARDY AND NANCE STUDIOS / 39 902 Hardy St., Houston, TX 77020 www.hardyandnancestudios.com lofifotocopy@gmail.com [832] 816 6352

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Lo-Fi MARCH 21 A R T I S T S: Ann George, Aline Smithson, Kimberly Chiaris, Damion Rice, Jennifer Shaw, Keliy AndersonStaley, S. Gayle Stevens, Blue Mitchell, Colby Deal, James Wigger, Jane Fulton Alt, Shelley Rankin Calton, Tra' Slaughter, Anderson + Medrano, Tread, and others Lo-Fi is a large-scale installation of photocopied photos from photographers around the world. Leaving the theme open to artist interpretation, it is a communitybased installation with an evolving message throughout the structure. Opening Reception March 21, 5PM Laura Burlton, A Plethora of Lambs’ Heads, 2019.

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HARDY AND NANCE STUDIOS / 40 DOWNTOWN / EAST DOWNTOWN

902 Hardy St., Houston, TX 77020 www.hardyandnancestudios.com ratioredux@gmail.com [713] 385 7515

Ratio Redux MARCH 8 – MARCH 14 A R T I S T S: Slovento Ade, Alex Barber, Vince Blasco, Anja Brown, Achim Burgardt, Laura Burlton, Sadie Burlton, Colby Deal, Sandra Elzerman,

Alex Barber, Curve and Line, n.d. Inkjet print from scanned 35mm negative. Courtesy of the artist.

Leslie Fenn, Warren Harold, Mary Howe Hawkins, Karen Keith, Matthew Landry, David Michael Lippold, and others A group exhibition celebrating analog and alternative photography. All work is analog in capture and/or output. Opening Reception March 8, 5PM Closing Reception March 14, 6PM

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HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, JESSE H. JONES BUILDING / 41 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002 www.houstonlibrary.org mrichter@pdq.net

HPS members strive to improve the artistry of their photography while enjoying the camaraderie of their peers in a social setting that includes print competitions, informative presentations, field trips, photo walks, and other activities. Opening Reception March 21, 5PM

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Robert Davis, Windblown Egret, 2019.

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KINDER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS / 42 790 Austin St., 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77002

Simeon Elias, Nero, 2019. Digital print. Courtesy of the artist.

www.houstonisd.org/hspva hwaddell@houstonisd.org [713] 942 1960

Best of HSPVA Photography and Digital Media MARCH 9 – APR IL 17 A R T I S T S: Students from the Visual Art Department, the Creative Writing Department, and the Dance Department Three departments are coming together to share the talents of the students. In this hallway show located outside of the art gallery, you will see a wide selection and diversity that is offered at the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

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KINZELMAN ART CONSULTING / 43 TC Energy Lobby, 700 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002 www.kinzelmanart.com haley@kinzelmanart.com [713] 533 9923

Keliy Anderson-Staley, Hazel, 2018, wet-plate collodion tintype, 14 × 11 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.

JANUARY 22 – MAY 20 A R T I S T S: Keliy Anderson-Staley,

process through her documentation of

David Janesko

a wide swath of American individuals.

This exhibition examines the work of two Houston-based artists exploring the alternative photographic processes of tintypes, chemigrams, and cyanotypes. Keliy Anderson-Staley and David Janesko focus exclusively on bringing new interpretations to these historic processes. In her portraiture, Anderson-Staley uses the historic wet-plate collodion tintype process which was common in the 19th century. Anderson-Staley infuses a contemporary perspective into this

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Janesko works with chemically-driven processes that rely heavily on chance to explore the formal aspects of photography. The chemigrams, which can be understood as landscapes, portraits, or objects, were created through experimenting with the application of developer and oil resists onto a variety of expired silver-based photo paper. Janesko’s large-scale cyanotypes record water flowing over hand-painted paper.

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1206 Nance St., Houston, TX 77002 mmorton@m-architects.com [713] 227 0070

Dr. Patel documents people, places, and events related to the American spirit and hustle. Our country’s strength lies in its people and the relentless pursuit of ingenuity, empathy, and human advancement. In today’s deep political and cultural divides, we are reminded that we

American Hustle

can coexist and find inspiration in

MARCH 6 – APR IL 17

we exemplify so well. Experience the

A R T I S T: Setul G. Patel, M.D.

each other and the American hustle story behind the photography and share in the greater discussion of American society today. Opening Reception March 6, 6PM

Setul G. Patel, M.D., Firework Beacon – Manhattan July 4, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

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ANYA TISH GALLERY / 45 4411 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

MUSEUM DISTRICT / MIDTOWN

www.anyatishgallery.com anya@anyatishgallery.com [713] 524 2299

What happens to the swallows who are late for spring?

work to animate the imagined world of the artist. Each videosculpture addresses ecological urgencies such as the plight of pollinators, abuses of technology, and the future of humanity, while simultaneously drawing attention to the beauty intrinsic to the life-sustaining processes that support our planet. Opening Reception March 6, 6PM

MARCH 6 – APR IL 3 A R T I S T: Katja Loher New York-based, Swiss-born artist Katja Loher is changing the face of video art by choosing to present her works as organic sculptural forms, or videosculptures, in lieu of a flat rectangular screen. The nearly seamless fusion of the technological with the organic reflects the fantastic worlds she creates, which explore the complex balance between humans

Katja Loher, Are swallows going to settle on the moon?, 2019. 3-channel video with sound, looped, video screens embedded in a bird’s nest. Courtesy of the artist and Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX.

and nature, and the consequences of living in an unsustainable world. The videos are the product of a collaborative effort between the creative talents of architects, designers, poets, composers, glass blowers, and performers who, under the creative direction of Loher,

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BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY / 46 4411 Montrose Blvd., Houston TX 77006 www.barbaradavisgallery.com info@barbaradavisgallery.com [713] 520 9200

Soler-Roig avoids dramatization, anthropological analysis, clichés and hegemonic perspective to manifest a look full of respect and fascination. From the brave face of a young man in the foreground, the determination of a woman who leads a path, or the intimacy between two men accomplices in

Miguel Soler-Roig, Amesegënallô, 2019. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and Barbara Davis Gallery.

their gestures. There is also room

MARCH 13 – APR IL 3

between rituals and contemporaneity.

donkey in the moonlight, protected by the constellation of Pegasus, or the one that produces the clash Amesegënallô means thank you in Amharic, an expression the artist uses in two different ways: the celebration of learning together through this experience, but also the survival of these tribal cultures in time. Opening Reception March 13, 6PM

Miguel Soler-Roig, Aeolus, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX.

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for magic: the one detached by a


DILLON KYLE ARCHITECTS / 47 1500 West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77006

MUSEUM DISTRICT / MIDTOWN

www.dkarc.com info@dkarc.com [713] 520 8792

After graduating he became the project architect in charge of restoring the Battleship Texas, a World War I-era Dreadnaught. His focus over the last 15 years has covered a variety of subjects all centering around portraiture: a series of introspective self-portraits, a collection of over 200 environmental

Made by Will

portraits of USS Texas veterans, and

MARCH 13 – APR IL 24

specifically a reenactment of the

A R T I S T: Will Michels Made by Will is an exhibition featuring new works by Houston-based artist

a series documenting living history, battle of Iwo Jima. Opening Reception March 13, 6PM

Will Michels. Michels graduated with honors in 1991 from Pratt Institute with a degree in architecture.

Will Michels, The Entombment– A Fragment, 2019. Kallitype, 8 × 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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DIVERSEWORKS / 48 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002 www.diverseworks.org info@diverseworks.org [713] 223 8346

brings to light little-known LGBTQ+ histories from each U.S. state. To date, they have completed and presented innovative, multidisciplinary projects about Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, and are currently working on Arkansas, in addition to Louisiana. The 50 States series is not only a visual art project giving

50 States: Louisiana

visibility to suppressed historical

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allowing manifold avenues of inquiry,

and Jake Margolin Commissioned by DiverseWorks, 50 States: Louisiana is the sixth part of a long-term project by artists Nick

including lectures, performances, activist forums, an upcoming publishing collaboration, and the creation of interpersonal connections between otherwise siloed members of LGBTQ+ communities.

Vaughan and Jake Margolin that

Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, 50 States: Louisiana, work in progress: image of the indigomaking process with color pencil overlay on paper, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.

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narratives, but a life-structure


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FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF HOUSTON / 49 5200 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77004 www.firstuu.org

Time: Leonard Freed’s Photographs of South Africa’s 1994 election is drawn from a collection of more than 100 photographs of South Africa, mostly made in 1994, that were donated by Freed’s widow Bridgette to the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections in 2019. Opening Reception March 8, 4PM

office@firstuu.org [713] 526 5200

Now is the Time: Leonard Freed’s Photographs of South Africa’s 1994 Election MARCH 3 – APR IL 26 A R T I S T: Leonard Freed Brooklyn-born Magnum photographer Leonard Freed (1929–2006) is best known for his landmark civil rights era exhibition and book, Black in White America. Referred to by the New

Leonard Freed, Sekunjalo! Ke Nako! (Now is the Time), 1994. Courtesy of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections. © Estate of Leonard Freed.

York Times as a “photojournalist of injustice” he traveled to South Africa in 1994 to cover the first free postApartheid elections. From late March to early April 1994 he documented daily life, rallies, demonstrations, and the violence that took place in the run-up to the election. Now is the

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HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE / 50 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 www.hmns.org webmaster@hmns.org [713] 639 4629

A R T I S T: Brad Temkin See the hidden systems that bring water from tunnel to tap. Through a series of striking images, awardwinning photographer Brad Temkin explores water purification and reclamation systems in cities across the U.S. These complex and colossal structures are mostly invisible as we go about our daily lives, yet they

State of Water

homes and protect cities from floods.

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in the architecture of water treatment

Contemplate the unexpected beauty facilities, and consider the importance of clean water. Follow the flow of water, immerse yourself in 31 largescale photographs, including several that depict Houston. The images not only draw you in with abstract, geometric designs, but they also put a lens on water as an essential resource that we all must work to conserve.

Brad Temkin, Rainbow, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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A R T I S T: Amy Blakemore An exhibition of new work by Houston

3901 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

photographer Amy Blakemore

www.inmangallery.com

Houston’s sister city, Leipzig, Germany.

info@inmangallery.com [713] 526 7800

executed while Blakemore participated in an exchange program with

Opening Reception February 29, 6PM

Amy Blakemore

Exhibition Walkthrough

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February 29, 1PM

Amy Blakemore, Red Apples, 2018. Chromogenic print, 15 × 15 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston, TX.

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THE MENIL COLLECTION / 52 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX 77006 www.menil.org info@menil.org [713] 525 9400

Photography and the Surreal Imagination

A R T I S T S: Over 25, including Eugène Atget, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Claude

teeter between truth and suggestion, reality and its invented double. Drawn from the Menil’s holdings and Houston collections, the exhibition demonstrates how this vision of photography continues to hold sway and how artists have used the camera to reshape, question, and disturb the way we see the world. Public Reception March 11, 7PM Curator Talk April 5, 3PM

Cahun, André Kertész, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Hans Bellmer, Joseph Cornell, Georges Hugnet, Lee Miller, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Georges Platt Lynes, Lisette Model, Frederick Sommer, Jay DeFeo, Francesca Woodman, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, and Allison Janae Hamilton This exhibition presents the wide reach of the surreal imagination in modern and contemporary photography. Anchored in historical Surrealism, it explores photography’s central tension between documentation and invention, a generative force for artists connected to that movement.

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Max Ernst, Health through Sport (La santé par le sport), c. 1920. Gelatin silver print mounted on board, 39 3/8 × 23 5/8 inches (100 × 60 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston.

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1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 www.mfah.org guestservices@mfah.org [713] 639 7300

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection OCTOBER 3, 2019 – MAY 3, 2020 A R T I S T S: Charles Aubry, Louis Bernstein, Walker Evans, Josef Koudelka, Wai Lau, László MoholyNagy, Abelardo Morell, Nancy

Unknown Artist (American), Woman with Coat and Hat, 1880s–1910s. Tintype, 3 5/8 × 2 7/16 inches. the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Bill and Sara Morgan (2018.538).

Newberry, Moneta Sleet Jr., Kiki Smith, Charles Soulier, Josef Sudek, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Carleton E. Watkins, Todd Webb, Cassandra Zampini, and others. A History of Photography: Selections

A special focused section presents

from the Museum’s Collection offers

20 photographs by Josef Sudek.

a panorama of the medium from its

A rotating display of photography

origins to the present day, featuring

books highlighting items from the

both longtime treasures and new

Manfred Heiting Book Collection

acquisitions as well as work made

completes this exploration of a

by artists of many nationalities.

multifaceted art.

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Geoff Winningham, Tag Team Action, Houston Coliseum, 1971. Courtesy of the artist.

6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 www.vada.rice.edu arts@rice.edu [713] 348 4882

Friday Night in the Coliseum FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 20 A R T I S T: Geoff Winningham The Rice Media Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of Geoff Winningham’s 1970–71 photographs of professional wrestling in the Houston Coliseum. Timed to coincide with the publication of the

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second edition of Winningham’s 1971 book, Friday Night in the Coliseum, the show features over 200 contemporary and historical photographs, as well as Winningham’s 16mm film of the 1970’s wrestling scene in Houston. This exhibition is the first showing of Winningham’s photographs of professional wrestling since the 1970’s. Opening Reception February 22, 6PM

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SICARDI | AYERS | BACINO / 55 1506 W Alabama St., Houston, TX 77006

MUSEUM DISTRICT / MIDTOWN

www.sicardi.com info@sicardi.com [713] 529 1313

in carefully constructed scenes to address philosophical questions and emotional states. While these kitsch objects serve as visual anchors, the familiar becomes destabilized as she deconstructs linear time. In addition to photography, Porter has worked extensively in printmaking, drawing, installation, video, and assemblage,

Liliana Porter: Selected Works

transitioning seamlessly between

MARCH 19 – MAY 16

interested in the simultaneity of

A R T I S T: Liliana Porter Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is pleased to present a selection of photographs by Liliana Porter. Porter’s photography

media. As Porter explains, “I am humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.” Opening Reception March 19, 6PM

explores themes of memory and nostalgia, placing small figurines

Liliana Porter, Forced Labor [Rope], Edition 2/5, 2011. Digital Duraflex , 31 × 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino.

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Tracy Anne Hart, Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, 1990. Courtesy of the artist.

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The Antiquarium presents: Seeing Stevie Ray: Photographs from the Book by Tracy Anne Hart. Hart's new book from TAMU Press features her images

1976 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

of iconic Texas musician Stevie Ray

www.theantiquarium.com

Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Ely, Billy Gibbons,

oldprint@sbcglobal.net

Gary Clark Jr., and other great players.

[713] 622 7531

This is the first print exhibition

Seeing Stevie Ray: Photographs from the Book by Tracy Anne Hart MARCH 14 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T: Tracy Anne Hart

Vaughan as well as his influences and his legacy. Included are photos of

celebrating the book's release on March 1. Hart will sign copies of Seeing Stevie Ray at the opening on March 14 and discuss the images. A portion of the profits from print sales will benefit the Food Bank. Opening Reception and Book Signing March 14, 6PM

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ARCHWAY GALLERY / 57 2305 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77006 www.archwaygallery.com archwaygaleryartists@yahoo.com [713] 522 2409

Diverse-Cité, ode à Houston

A R T I S T: Isabelle Perreau When Perreau first arrived in Houston, she was not seduced by its beauty, rather, that artist experienced

Isabelle Perreau, Downtown Houston, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

the mass of highways as the tentacles of a gigantic octopus, ugly buildings juxtaposed with one another without harmony, the immensity of the

Perreau’s exhibition highlights the

city sprawl, and suffocating hot

city’s irresistible charm, its diversity

weather. Over time, Perreau began

and the deep wealth of intertwined

to get acquainted with her new city,

cultures. It is a tribute to the artist’s

neighborhood by neighborhood,

adopted town, in the form of a love

discovering a fascinating, multi-

letter to Houston—a photographic ode.

faceted city—a city composed of colorful India, fragrant China, joyful Latin America, and expansive Africa.

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ARCHWAY GALLERY / 58 2305 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77006 www.archwaygallery.com info@ArchwayGallery.com [713] 522 2409

Mostly Water, Some Rock MARCH 7 – APR IL 2 A R T I S T: Larry Garmezy Mostly Water, Some Rock is inspired by Garmezy’s work as a geologist. In his photographic work, the artist

Larry Garmezy, Windswept, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

captures the subtle patterns and textures hidden in the recesses of the world. The exhibition focuses on two realms—water and rock—as the building blocks of life. Photographing the same natural springs over the years, Garmezy illustrates that like snowflakes, no two images are the same. In his images of geologic features, Garmezy highlights the intricate interplay of organic fractured patterns. Their growth leaves a subtle and beautiful record. Opening Reception and Talk March 7, 5:30PM, talk at 6:30PM

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ART LEAGUE HOUSTON / 59 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 www.artleaguehouston.org sarah@artleaguehouston.org [713] 523 9530

Hatsubon

Tomiko Jones, Shoryobune from Hatsubon, 2016. Archival pigment print on silk, 52 × 65 inches. Loan and image courtesy of the artist.

A R T I S T: Tomiko Jones Hatsubon by Tomiko Jones is a

a loose mapping that echoes the

memorial exhibition exploring

internal terrain. Water is ever-present,

the dynamic tension between

shaping identity and representing

tradition and performance through

generational migration from Japan to

photographs and objects. The

Hawaii to California.

work lives in the diaphanous space between life and death, and is a memorial for the artist’s father. The materiality of the works suggests the dualities of the fleeting and the lasting, the ephemeral and the corporeal, and the pendulous state between longing and release. Jones' work is linked to place, exploring transitions in the landscape in social, cultural, and geographical terms. The overarching element throughout her work is a relationship to place,

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Opening Reception March 13, 6PM Artist Talk March 13, 6:45PM

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CATHERINE COUTURIER GALLERY / 60

Finding inspiration in 19th-century photographs, taxidermy specimens, mounted insects, vintage toys, seashells, feathers, and other artifacts

2635 Colquitt St. Houston, TX 77098

she finds at flea markets, online

www.catherinecouturier.com

digital prints that call to mind tintype

gallery@catherinecouturier.com

photographs from another world.

auctions, and in her own backyard, Taylor creates surreal pigmented

[713] 524 5070

Museum Studies FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 28 A R T I S T: Maggie Taylor Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present gallery artist Maggie Taylor in a solo exhibition featuring new work from her latest completed series titled Museum Studies. Known for her innovative style, Maggie Taylor (American, b. 1961, Gainesville, Florida) is well known for her technique and use of a flatbed scanner instead of a traditional camera to capture the objects and photographs she collects from various sources.

Maggie Taylor, Cloud Nine, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

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CHERRYHURST HOUSE / 61 1603 Cherryhurst St., Houston, TX 77006 www.cherryhursthouse.com info@cherryhursthouse.com [832] 524 9619

The Art of Music

Mickalene Thomas, Afro Goddess Ex Lovers Friend, 2006. Courtesy Cherryhurst House.

A R T I S T S: Mickalene Thomas, Dennis Morris, Art Kane, Yousuf Karsh, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Yayoi Kusama The Art of Music is an exploration of

Throughout the year, artists and

the relationship between art and

musicians will be invited to create and

music though the presentation of

perform sound-inspired events that

photographs by artists Mickalene

focus on how we connect to music,

Thomas, Art Kane and others, plus

bring it into our lives, and use it as an

a selection of original record album

agent for transformation.

cover art created collaboratively by musicians and artists such as Salvador Dali and Jackie Gleason, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, Irving Penn and Miles Davis, Robert Rauschenberg and David Byrne, and Jeff Koons and Lady Gaga.

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DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY / 62

Jonas Mekas is the Founder of Anthology Films in New York, a filmmaker, poet, writer, and artist. Jonas Mekas captured moments

2445 North Blvd., Houston, TX 77098

that are cherished in art history,

www.deborahcoltongallery.com

Kennedy's, Warhol, Yoko Ono and

info@deborahcoltongallery.com

John Lennon, Elvis Presley, the World

[713] 869 5151

Trade Center . . . to the more personal

A Tribute to Jonas Mekas MARCH 14 – APR IL 11 A R T I S T: Jonas Mekas

in American history, in life . . . from filmmakers, Salvador Dali, the

special moments of nature, his family, being human and celebrating life, cherishing each experience to the fullest. Born in Semeniskiai, Lithuania in 1922, Mekas emigrated to the U.S. together with his brother in 1949, settling in New York. He has been one of the leading figures of American avant-garde filmmaking, playing various roles. His films have been screened extensively at festivals and museums around the world. Jonas Mekas passed away in early 2019.

Jonas Mekas, Self-Portrait, Cassis, France, 1966/2013. Archival photographic print, 22 × 17 inches. Edition of 3 + 2AP. Courtesy of Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX.

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DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY / 63 2445 North Blvd., Houston, TX 77098 www.deborahcoltongallery.com info@deborahcoltongallery.com [713] 869 5151

MARCH 14 – APR IL 11 Native Houstonian, Suzanne Paul was born in 1945. Suzanne Paul's archives are the most comprehensive photographic documentation of the Houston art scene from 1970 through 2005, which was the time of her passing. Paul’s contributions are vast and timeless.

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Suzanne Paul, Berkely, c. 1960s, printed 2019. Silver gelatin print, 18 × 24 inches. Edition of 3 + 2 AP.

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FLATLAND GALLERY / 64 1709 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006 www.brasilcafehouston.com/ flatland-gallery bill@billarning.com [713] 528 1993

Paul Kremer, Ellsworth Kelly. Blue White, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Bill Arning Exhibitions with New Discretions at Flatland Gallery MARCH 11 – 29 A R T I S T S: Betwixt; Matthew Porter, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Paul Kremer Three artists from New York (Porter)

secret art star. His endlessly

and Houston (Cullar-Ledford and

resealable works slip between time

Kremer) will present works that

periods, looking simultaneously like

intersect with the photographic

works from the 1920s and 1950s—

without sitting fully in the confines

anticipating 2020 on the horizon.

of that medium’s specificity. Porter will share some of his celebrated photographs of vintage cars

Opening Reception March 11, 6PM

appearing to hover in midair. CullarLedford, best known for works in response to the double mastectomy she needed in 2015 and the way it made her reconceptualize her body, will be presented for the first time in Houston. Paul Kremer is Houston’s

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FOLTZ FINE ART / 65 2143 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098 www.foltzgallery.com info@foltzgallery.com [713] 521 7500

Ben Sklar: Drawn to the Punctum

A R T I S T: Ben Sklar

own sense of self. Sklar often uses the quotidian as a source of inspiration, and it is in seemingly small details that he captures with humor, compassion, at times, detached observation, that the viewer is repeatedly struck, finding or stumbling upon a point of impact or an element of fascination. Opening Reception March 28, 6PM Gallery Talk with Ben Sklar March 28, 5PM

Foltz Fine Art is pleased to introduce the work of contemporary photographer Ben Sklar in his first solo exhibition, Ben Sklar: Drawn to the Punctum. Sklar is an editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer based in New York City. Throughout this varied body of work, Sklar’s photographs have a singular thread of commonality—each contains something unexpected, an element that catches the viewer off guard, causing them to pause and allow for personal reflection. It is this “punctum”, as French philosopher/critic Roland Barthes referred to it in Camera Lucida, that repeats throughout Sklar’s work,

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Ben Sklar, Untitled, 2017. C-type print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

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and redirects the viewer back to his


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HEIDI VAUGHAN FINE ART / 66 3510 Lake St., Houston, TX 77098 www.heidivaughanfineart.com heidi@heidivaughanfineart.com [832] 875 6477

Devices FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 2 A R T I S T S: Hillerbrand+Magsamen

Hillerbrand+Magsamen, A Device to be Heard, 2018. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of Heidi Vaughn Fine Arts.

The “Devices” project takes everyday objects and transforms them into tools for healing, control, and reflection with humor and introspection. As a family of four, the artists are overwhelmed with the world we live in: politically, socially, environmentally, physically, and psychologically. In their works the artists explore the desire to take advice, to find an app, a tool, or device to fix the broken things in our lives. This exhibition is an interdisciplinary installation featuring photography, video, 3D printed sculptures, hand-manipulated photographs and interactive performances by the collaboration of Hillerbrand+Magsamen and their children Maddie and Emmett.

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HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES / 67 2631 Colquitt St., Houston, TX 77098 www.hooksepsteingalleries.com hooksepgal@hooksepsteingalleries.com [713] 522 0718

Inspired by today’s hyper-abundance of visual information, Dunlevie utilizes imagery from disparate sources as transmutable raw material. Intermixing her own photographs with elements from contemporary pop cultural and historical sources, the artist creates unsettling entities and strange scenarios. Relics from

Women of Wonder

our communal pictorial archive are

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images, creating jumps through space and time, echoing the startling juxtapositions of contemporary visual culture. Through her work, the artist shows how diverse images converge and give rise to outlandish creatures and enigmatic situations. Opening Reception April 4, 6PM

Kathryn Dunlevie, Polis, 2015. Archival pigment print (from a handmade collage) on wood panel. Courtesy of the artist and Hooks-Epstein Galleries.

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A R T I S T: Kathryn Dunlevie

commingled with contemporary


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HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES / 68 2631 Colquitt St., Houston, TX 77098 www.hooksepsteingalleries.com hooksepgal@hooksepsteingalleries.com [713] 522 0718

Masters of the Universe APR IL 4 – MAY 9

Prince Varughese Thomas, Portrait of Lily Singh, 2019. Pigment print on photo rag. Courtesy of the artist and HooksEpstein Galleries, Houston, TX.

A R T I S T: Prince Varughese Thomas Masters of the Universe is a series of

These stars are clearly tapping into

portraits of the top-earning YouTube

something in culture that is of interest

stars. They are known as “content

to vast majorities—who am I to say

creators” and their subscriber base

that what they are creating is not

earns them millions of dollars in

of value?

income. In his series, Masters of the Universe, Thomas created portraits of stars that span the range from

Opening Reception April 4, 6PM

serious content creators who use their creativity to produce new forms of engagement to the absurd. These portraits are appropriated from the internet and integrated into famous paintings by masters like Rembrandt, David, or Goya to humorously give gravitas to this cultural phenomena.

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HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES / 69 2631 Colquitt St., Houston, TX 77098 www.hooksepsteingalleries.com hooksepgal@hooksepsteingalleries.com [713] 522 0718

Savoring

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APR IL 4 – MAY 9 A R T I S T: Julie Brook Alexander In her exhibition Savoring, artist Julie Brook Alexander researched flavor harmonies—food combinations that sing. In the same fashion that one mixes fresh produce, the artist layers medium format focus-stacked photographs of two primary ingredients. The individual photographs blend together as visualizations of deliciousness emerge. Opening Reception April 4, 6PM

Julie Brook Alexander, Potatoes and Leeks, 2019. Pigmented inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and Hooks Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX.

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MIU GALLERY / 70 916 Welch St., Houston, TX 77006 www.cindyshung.com cindyshungfoto@gmail.com [832] 767 2785

Mind is Universe MARCH 10 – APR IL 14 A R T I S T: Cindy Shung

Cindy Shung, MIU_TH_1050, 2018. From the series Mind is Universe. Digital archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist

Cindy Shung is inspired by James Turrell’s concepts about light and perception to experiment light encased by colors. The joy of working in the sunny family garden reminds Shung of her childhood, which was full of adventure and fantasy. The artist’s expressive yet abstract images challenge the way that emotions and ideas are conventionally articulated through visual art and invite viewers to see their own world in a grain of sand or heaven in a flower. In Mind is Universe, Shung examines how the mind masters what one sees. What is real? What is fake? What to believe?

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RUDOLPH BLUME FINE ART / ARTSCAN GALLERY / 71 1836 Richmond St., Houston, TX 77098 www.rudolphblume.com. info@rudolphblume.com [713] 807 1836

MARCH 14 – APR IL 18 A R T I S T S: Martin Amorous, Anderson Wrangle, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola The Pleasures of Unintended Consequences explores the messiness of the creative process. As artists try out new ideas on paper, canvas, computer, or other media, most of the output will wind up in the trash. But every so often, a peculiar form, flimsy at first, sets in motion a cascade of stored memories and connects in unanticipated ways. Sometimes it leads to an entirely new vision. Opening Reception March 14, 6PM

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Anderson Wrangle, Outer Banks 09, 2019. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist.


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ART MUSEUM TX / 72 2717 Commercial Ctr Blvd., D 150, Katy, TX 77494 www.artmuseumtx.org ana@artmuseumtx.org [346] 387 1192

Movie Poster Mania

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MARCH 8 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T S: Summer Mabry, Jael Valles, Jesse Baut, Tyler Lawton, Mason Alvarez, Kayla Fallon A presentation of work by Katy High School photography and art students. Opening Reception March 18, 5PM

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ART MUSEUM TX / 73 2717 Commercial Ctr Blvd., D 150, Katy, TX 77494 www.artmuseumtx.org ana@artmuseumtx.org

GREATER HOUSTON

[346] 387 1192

An exhibition featuring photographs by artist Paola Isola of the famous rice silos in Katy, TX. Paola Isola was born in Lima, Peru where she spent most of her childhood and teenage years. She went to The Art Institute of Houston and earn a degree in graphic design and photography. Graphic design had a major influence in her

Iconic

work. Her photographs are a graphic

MARCH 8 – APR IL 19

has been exhibited in galleries across

A R T I S T: Paola Isola

representation of her vision. Her work Texas and New York and has won a number of awards. Opening Reception March 26, 6PM

Paola Isola, Silos Red Rigging, n.d. Courtesy of the artist.

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ARTS FOR RURAL TEXAS / 74 114 North Live Oak St., Fayetteville, TX 78940 www.artsforruraltexas.org support@artsforruraltexas.org [979] 378 2113

A Celebration of Texas Independence

A R T I S T: Mary Waters From the first settlers to today's residents, Texans have always exhibited a sense of independence and strength. The black-and-white photography of Mary Waters captures this and depicts the heart, the history, and the future of a great people. Her photographs depict the strength and the intimacy of life in a territory as diverse as the people who have settled here. Texture, pattern, and the artist's sensitivity to light offer a consistent style in Water's works. The gentle patterns of value offer ongoing contrasts to the intimate vision of man and beast, object and environment. Opening Reception February 29, 5PM

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Mary Waters, Liendo Plantation Civil War Reenactors, n.d. 40 Ă— 30 inches. Black-andwhite photograph on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist.


GREATER HOUSTON

ART LEAGUE OF BAYTOWN / 75

strength is depicting depth through light and shadow. Imagery: Shadow and Light, the theme of this juried group exhibition, is based on that

110 West Texas Ave., Baytown, TX 77520

strength. The theme lends itself

www.artleagueofbaytown.org

individual manner. Our juror, Houston

contact@art-league-of-baytown.org

photography gallery owner Catherine

[713] 427 2222

Couturier, has selected photographs

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to unique interpretations as each artist captures the light in their own

via an international competition that represent this strength through both traditional and innovative means.

A R T I S T S: Juror Catherine Couturier selected 50 images submitted from over 20 states and nine countries for this exhibition of fine art photography. Capturing light, the essence of photography. From Caravaggio to Strand to Turrell, capturing the vagaries of light during a single point in time has been the focus of artists for centuries. Much as the

Courtesy of Bruce Lindsey.

Impressionists emphasized passing moments by painting the variations of light at a single point in a day, photographers similarly focus on an exact moment to capture a partial truth that surpasses time. As a two dimensional medium, photography’s

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ART MUSEUM OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS / 76 500 Main St., Beaumont, TX 77701 www.amset.org info@amset.org [409] 832 3432

Ray Carrington III, Girl and Fence, 1999. Silver gelatin print, 11 Ă— 14 inches. Gift of Kim and Roy Steinhagen.

FEBRUARY 22 – APR IL 25 A R T I S T S: Keith Carter, Ray Carrington III, Dornith Doherty, Ann Stautberg, Fannie Tapper, and more The Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Texas region. The collection includes

(AMSET) has acquired works of art for

almost fifty photographic works, and

its permanent collection since 1950. In

curatorial selections are on exhibit in

those early days as the Beaumont Art

the West Hallway in conjunction with

Museum, new additions came from

FotoFest.

purchases from the annual members show and from gifts of generous donors. Just as each member had their own diverse taste in art, so did the collection, resulting in an assorted group of styles. As AMSET has matured, the focus of its collecting became modern and contemporary American art with an eye on the

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DUCHESNE ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART / 77 10202 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024 www.duchesne.org

GREATER HOUSTON

Isela.Aguirre@duchesne.org [713] 468 8211

Alternative and Traditional Photographic Narratives MARCH 9 – APR IL 17

Julieta Aguilar, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

A R T I S T S: Upper School Duchesne Photography Students The Upper School Photography students at Duchesne will showcase independent photographic narratives through traditional and alternative photographic processes. Each student will have a series of photographs or an installation that is photography based. Students will combine traditional and alternative photography processes when composing, assembling, and constructing their photographic narratives.

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have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing

2127 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550

on comets and meteor showers, the

www.galvestonartscenter.org

sound of a comet flying through space

information@galvestonartscenter.org

(recording acquired by the European

[409] 763 2403

Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and

JANUARY 18 – APR IL 12 A R T I S T: Amada Miller But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work

of a record made of ice that plays the

long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

focusing on the celestial bodies that

Opening Reception

make seasonal appearances near our

January 18, 6PM

planet. Astronomers and scientists

Amada Miller, Of Heavenly Things, 2019. Sound recording of the Comet 67P/C-G pressed into ice, turntable, freezer. Original Data Credit: ESA/Rosetta/RPC/RPC-MAG. Sonification: TU Braunschweig/IGEP/Manuel Senfft.

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But then (again)

works in this exhibition are comprised


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Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The

2127 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550

photographs take an observational

www.galvestonartscenter.org

American cultural appropriation that

information@galvestonartscenter.org

has existed in this community since

[409] 763 2403

1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges

Indian Spirit MARCH 7 – APR IL 18 A R T I S T: Britt Thomas

approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native

from the name of PN-G's mascot and reflects the community's intense commitment to their motto of “Honor, Pride, Tradition.” Opening Reception March 7, 6PM

Britt Thomas, Scorpion, from the series Indian Spirit, 2018. Pigment print, 18.5 × 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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GALVESTON ARTS CENTER / 80 2127 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550 www.galvestonartscenter.org information@galvestonartscenter.org [409] 763 2403

Adam Crosson, The Oxbow Index (Installation View, Antenna Gallery), 2019. Photograms on steel armature. Photo by Lily Brooks and Sean Fader.

MARCH 7 – MAY 24 A R T I S T: Adam Crosson This exhibition emerges from a

that were once the Mississippi River’s

practice of exploring the Mississippi

mainstream. The other sources

River and examines the results of

anthropogenic detritus gathered

intractable relationships with littoral

from the river’s banks toward

spaces. While produced within the

the production of photograms, a

extents of the river’s alluvial plain, the

photographic process involving the

work constellates both from within

arrangement of objects directly onto

and beyond this territory—akin to

light sensitive paper. The work looks

the river’s own supplying tributaries

to reveal hydrological functions and

and flows of distribution. Included

human incursions over courses of

in the exhibition are video works,

both geologic and human timescales.

along with two kinds of photographic processes. One involves the fabrication of pinhole-type cameras constructed in response to analyzing physical properties of waterways

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GALVESTON ART LEAGUE / 81 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston, TX 77550 www.galvestonartleague.com gallery2117@gmail.com [409] 621 1008

GREATER HOUSTON

An Art League Sampler MARCH 7 – APR IL 18 A R T I S T S: Members of the Galveston Art League

the gallery’s new addition. The FotoFest show will also overlap the March and April city ArtWalks and membership show preview parties. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6:00PM, except during ArtWalk, when it is open until 9:00PM. Galveston ArtWalk / Opening Reception March 7, 6PM Galveston ArtWalk / Closing Reception April 18, 6PM

Photography made a late entrance into the Galveston Art League's membership and juried shows. The Art League, a nonprofit membership organization, was founded in 1915, but did not include photography as part of its exhibits until the 1980s. Since that time, the number of local and regional photographers participating in the Art League's exhibits has grown and now comprise about a quarter of the works included in the gallery's monthly shows. All member photographers whose work has been included in both membership and juried shows have been invited to enter one photograph of their choosing to be displayed in

Courtesy of the Galveston Art League.

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LONE STAR COLLEGE KINGWOOD FINE ART GALLERY / 82 20000 Kingwood Drive, APA114, Kingwood, TX 77339 www.lonestar.edu/arts-kingwood.htm Kristine.M.Larson@lonestar.edu [281] 312 1534

juried by Houston-based artist Allison Hunter. Ms. Hunter is the Humanities Artist in Residence in the Visual and Dramatic Arts department at Rice University where she teaches courses on digital photography, experimental video, and video installation. For this exhibition, Hunter selected a number of images that represent the changing landscape of contemporary image making and digital circulation. The exhibition features work by artists of all experience levels—a reflection of

2020/Vision

the nature of photography today, as

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potential to capture and create images.

2020/vision is an exhibition featuring

Reception and Awards

works created using mobile phones

February 27, 12PM

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Mari Omori, Green Slippers, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.


LEE COLLEGE ART GALLERY / 83 801 West Texas Ave., Baytown, TX 77522 www.lee.edu epoirot@lee.edu

GREATER HOUSTON

[281] 425 6821

Imagery: Seen and Unseen FEBRUARY 24 – APR IL 17

A R T I S T S: Bradly Brown, Steffani Frideres, Rosine Kouamen, Daniel Longtin, Divya Murthy, Kristy Peet, Debra Rueb, Valerie Yaklin-Brown Imagery: Seen and Unseen is an exhibition featuring Photography Instructors who are currently teaching at community colleges in the greater Houston area. The institutions include College of the Mainland (Texas City), Lee College (Baytown), Lone Star College (Montgomery and Tomball), and San Jacinto College (Central and South).

Kristy Peet, Objects owned by straight white men, 2018. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

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RED & WHITE GALLERY / 84 102 W. Main St., Fayetteville, TX 78940 www.redandwhitegallery.com jerry@herringcorp.com [713] 824 9433

For several years, photographers Joan and Jerry Herring have been taking portraits of visitors to their gallery in Fayetteville, Texas. The gallery is a landmark in this quaint Texas town of 250 people. The wood structure, painted a vibrant red, offers a dynamic background to the artists, patrons, and friends visiting from

Red Wall Portraits

Opening Reception February 29, 4PM

A R T I S T S: Joan and Jerry Herring

Courtesy of Joan and Jerry Herring.

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around Texas.


STERLING MUNICIPAL LIBRARY / 85 1 Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Ave., Baytown, TX 77520 www.baytownlibrary.org asklibrary@baytown.org

GREATER HOUSTON

[281] 427 7331

Imagery: Double Take

Laura Burlton, Lachrymose. Courtesy of the artist.

MARCH 28 – APR IL 19 A R T I S T S: Deborah Bay, Laura Burlton, Ray Carrington III, Earlie Hudnall, Aileen Harding, Gary Watson “What am I seeing? That image grabs me! Ha—I just looked again!” These are some of the reactions that occurred as we discovered the work selected for this FotoFest 2020 exhibition at Sterling Municipal Library. The artists might have a series of images from the same project. Or, there might be several unique photos by the same artist. Regardless, we were surprised, delighted, confused, intrigued by their works! Opening Reception March 28, 4PM

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE HUMAN SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES / 86 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake, TX 77062 www.uhcl.edu/art-gallery [281] 283 2060

Real Life MARCH 7 – APR IL 10 A R T I S T S: UHCL faculty and students Each photographer documents meaningful moments in their lives.

Leslie Plaza Johnson, Night Light, n.d. Courtesy of the artist.

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BIENNIAL GUIDE

ArtGallery@uhcl.edu


WAZABI SUSHI BAR, BAYTOWN / 87 206 West Texas Ave., Baytown, TX 77520 www.wazabisushibar.com mcjiron2004@yahoo.com

GREATER HOUSTON

[281] 837 3095

Imagery: Point of View MARCH 7 – APR IL 18 A R T I S T S: Brooks V. Walker, Felipe Garcia, Rhonda Holleman,

Karen Knight, A Light in the Window, n.d. Courtesy of the Artist.

Aileen Harding, Marsha Landers, Karen Knight The main duty of the fine art

elicit a reaction. However, art in

photographer is to show the world

photography simply doesn't happen

from a personal point of view. Fine art

without a photographer-artist.

photography is not simply pushing

Each of the photographers invited

a button to capture just what is

to this exhibition exemplifies that

seen by the eye. It is the right side

requirement. We hope those visiting

of the brain pulling an image from

our venue will also stay and dine at

the visual cortex and forming a new

Wazabi and see how sushi is not only

interpretation. It is the creation

tasteful but also a work of art.

of a scene, a method of individual expression reflected in the poignant power of the photograph. The fine art photograph carries the ability to change the observer’s mood and

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PARTICIPATING SPACES VENUE INDEX Barbara Davis Gallery 4411 Montrose Blvd.

Dillon Kyle Architects 1500 West Alabama St.

A 2nd Cup 1111 East 11th St.

Blaffer Art Museum 4173 Elgin St.

The District Art Gallery 810 Richey St.

The African American Library at The Gregory School 1300 Victor St.

BOX 13 ArtSpace 6700 Harrisburg Blvd.

DiverseWorks 3400 Main St.

Catherine Couturier Gallery 2635 Colquitt St.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart 10202 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024

The Antiquarium 1976 West Gray St. Anya Tish Gallery 4411 Montrose Blvd.

Civic TV 1907 Sabine St. Cherryhurst House 1603 Cherryhurst St.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston 5200 Fannin St.

Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Ave.

The Flat 1701 Commonwealth St.

Art League Houston 1953 Montrose Blvd.

Cloister Gallery at the Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral 1117 Texas Ave.

Flatland Gallery 1709 Westheimer Rd.

Art League of Baytown 110 West Texas Ave., Baytown, TX 77520

Community Artists' Collective 4101 San Jacinto St.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas 500 Main St., Beaumont, TX 77701

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd.

Archway Gallery 2305 Dunlavy St. Art Car Museum 140 Heights Blvd.

Art Museum TX 2717 Commercial Ctr Blvd, D 150, Katy TX 77494 Arts for Rural Texas 114 North Live Oak St., Fayetteville, TX 78940

Foto Relevance 4411 Montrose Blvd. Front Gallery 1412 Bonnie Brae St.

Da Camera 1402 Sul Ross St.

Gallery3 2101 Winter St.

DaVinci Artists Gallery 315 W. Main St. (FM 2920)

Galveston Art League 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston, TX 77550

Dean’s Credit Clothing 316 Main St. Deborah Colton Gallery 2445 North Blvd.

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Foltz Fine Art 2143 Westheimer Rd.

Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550

BIENNIAL GUIDE

8th Wonder Brewery 2202 Dallas St.


The Gite Gallery 2024 Alabama St.

PARTICIPATING SPACES VENUE INDEX

The Glasscock School at Rice University 6100 S Main St. Gspot Contemporary Art Space 310 East 9th St. Hardy and Nance Studios 902 Hardy St. Heidi Vaughan Fine Art 3510 Lake St. Hooks-Epstein Galleries 2631 Colquitt St. Houston Area Urban League 1301 Texas Ave. Houston Center for Photography 1441 West Alabama St.

Lee College Art Gallery 801 West Texas Ave., Baytown, TX 77522 Lone Star College Kingwood Fine Art Gallery 20000 Kingwood Drive, APA114, Kingwood, TX 77339 m ARCHITECTS 1206 Nance St. The Margolis Gallery 5600 North Braeswood Blvd. The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St.

Rice Media Center 6100 Main St. Russian Cultural Center – Our Texas 2337 Bissonnet St. Sabine Street Studios 1907 Sabine St. Serrano Gallery 2000 Edwards St., Studio 317 Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino 1506 West Alabama St.

MIU Gallery 916 Welch St.

Sterling Municipal Library 1 Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Ave., Baytown, TX 77520

Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main St., MS-480

Texas Southern University 3500 Wheeler Ave.

Houston City Hall 901 Bagby St.

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) 1900 Kane St.

University of HoustonClear Lake Human Science and Humanities 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake, TX 77062

Houston Museum of African American Culture 4807 Caroline St.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet St.

The Vineyard Church of Houston 1035 East 11th St.

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr.

Musiqa 2000 Edwards St.

Wazabi Sushi Bar, Baytown 206 West Texas Ave., Baytown, TX 77520

Houston Public Library 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002 Inman Gallery 3901 Main St. Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts 790 Austin St., 2nd Floor Kinzelman Art Consultants 700 Louisiana St.

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art 3465 B. West Alabama St. Project Row Houses 2521 Holman St.

Winston Contemporary Art 2426 Bartlett St. Suite D

Red & White Gallery 102 W. Main St., Fayetteville, TX 78940 Redbud Gallery 303 East 11th St. Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery 1836 Richmond St.

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VISITORS' GUIDE FOTOFEST OFFICE HEADQUARTERS

TRANSPORTATION

Silver Street Studios

The massiveness of Houston is

2000 Edwards St., Building C, Suite 2,

managed mainly by motor vehicle

Houston, TX 77007

transportation. However, the

[713] 223 5522

Whitehall Houston Hotel’s downtown location makes for easy access to the

THE MEETING PLACE

city’s public transportation via the

The Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews,

light rail system known as METRORail.

Fine Print Auction, and the

Downtown is pedestrian–friendly and

Professional Development Seminars

bike rentals are available too. Taxis

are located at the Whitehall Houston

and ride share options are also

Hotel. The Meeting Place Office is

available.

located on the second floor in the Gulf Coast A Room. Direct phone line: [713] 495 7803. Saturday, March 7 / 9AM–6PM Sunday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 11 / 8:30AM–5PM Thursday, March 12 / 9AM–4PM Friday, March 13 – Monday, March 16 / 8:30AM–5PM Tuesday, March 17 / 9AM–6PM

RIDE SHARE AND TAXIS The Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services are available through their apps. Taxis can be arranged with the hotel concierge. Yellow Cab Taxi: [713] 236 1111 Taxis Fiesta: [713] 225 2666 (Spanish/English-speaking drivers) Azteca Towne-Car Service:

THE WHITEHALL HOUSTON HOTEL

[832] 802 1555

1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002

(Private shuttle, book ahead)

[713] 739 8800

HOUSTON B-CYCLE Houston B-cycle is a bike sharing program intended for short trips in and around Downtown Houston.

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Membership to the system can be

Visit www.ridemetro.org/pages/

purchased online or at any B-cycle

busgreenlink.aspx.

station. For more information visit

VISITORS' GUIDE

houston.bcycle.com.

CAR RENTALS Renting a car, although expensive,

METRORAIL AND BUSES

is the easiest way to get around

The Houston METRORail Red Line is

Houston. In addition to major car

a 13-mile light rail route connecting

rental services, FotoFest recommends

Downtown, Midtown, the Museum

using the app Turo to rent a car while

District, Texas Medical Center, and

in Houston. Enterprise Car Rental is

NRG Park. The METRORail Green Line

located close to the Meeting Place

and Purple Line connect Downtown to

Portfolio Headquarters, downtown

TSU, UH, Blaffer Art Museum. If you

at 2101 Travis St., [713] 651 7866.

are at the Whitehall Hotel, the closest station is at Bell Station located on Main Street. Central Station on Main St. connects Red with Purple and Green Lines. Payment can made at each stop with cash, debit, or credit

PARKING When parking in Houston, it’s critical to pay attention to street signage for parking rules. Generally, on-street parking is free after 6PM, Monday–

cards. The base fare is $1.25 (one-way).

Saturday and all-day Sunday. You

For more information on bus routes

metered parking in Houston and

and schedules, call [713] 635 4000

pay directly from your phone.

or visit www.ridemetro.org.

can use the app ParkHouston to find

GREENLINK

USEFUL PLACES FOR PRINTING AND SHIPPING

Free transportation is available in

US Post Office

Downtown Houston via Greenlink. Seven buses operate Monday to Friday, from 6:30AM–6:30PM, and run approx. 7–10 minutes apart. The bus route spans 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) with 18 stops and connects major office

700 Smith St. [713] 223 1625 UPS Store 945 McKinney St. [832] 204 3767

buildings to METRO transit stops.

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FedEx Office Print & Ship Center 1200 Lousiana St.

CAMERA AND ART SUPPLY SHOPS Art Supply on Main

[713] 651 8046

(Basic photography-related items)

Copy.com

[713] 652 4984

(copying and printing services, free delivery over $50) 1201-F Westheimer

2711 Main St. #100

Texas Art Supply (Basic photography-related

[713] 528 1201

items and frames)

BANKS AND ATMS

[713] 526 5521

There is an ATM in the Whitehall

2001 Montrose Blvd.

Houston Camera Exchange

ATMs can be found in the downtown

(One-stop shop for all things

area including Bank of America, Wells

photography)

Fargo, Capitol One, and Chase.

5900 Richmond Ave.

GROCERY STORES

[713] 789 6901

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

FOOD AND DRINKS

1001 Austin St.

For those staying at the Whitehall

[832] 360 2222

Houston Hotel, Buffalo Bayou Coffee

Randall’s Supermarket 2225 Louisiana St. [713] 331 1042 Spec’s Wine, Spirits, and Finer Foods 2410 Smith St. [713] 526 8787 City Hall Farmer’s Market 901 Bagby St. Wednesday, 11AM–1:30PM

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in the hotel lobby opens at 6AM (weekdays) with light bites for breakfast and lunch. The hotel restaurant, Edgar’s Hermano offers a Tex-Mex menu. Also at the hotel is Part & Parcel, a cocktail–bar open Tuesday through Saturday from 4–10PM that serves great drinks and small plates.

BIENNIAL GUIDE

Houston Hotel. Several banks and


FOOD DELIVERY APPS You can have food delivered directly to your hotel via apps such as UberEats, DoorDash, and Favor, all of which are available via your

2808 Milam St., D DOWNTOWN DINNER AND BAR OPTIONS

phone’s app store service.

Brasserie du Parc ($$$)

LUNCH RESTAURANTS NEAR THE WHITEHALL HOTEL

Bravery Chef Hall ($$–$$$)

The Midtown area, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, offers many affordable takeaway and fast casual

VISITORS' GUIDE

Pho Saigon ($)

lunch options. Freshii ($) 309 Gray St., #109 Nektar Juice Bar ($) 304 Gray St. Russo’s New York Pizzeria ($) 306 Gray St. Wanna Bao ($) 2708 Bagby St. Which Wich Sandwiches ($) 510 Gray St., Suite B2 FOR A MORE LEISURELY LUNCH NEAR THE WHITEHALL HOUSTON HOTEL Izakaya Japanese Pub ($$) 318 Gray St. Nit Noi Café ($) 2020 Louisiana St.

1440 Lamar St.

(Multiple restaurants and bars) 409 Travis St., Suite A. Finn Hall ($$–$$$) (Multiple restaurants and bars) 712 Main St. Houston Watch Co. ($$) (Upscale bar, perfect for a meeting) 913 Franklin St. Kulture ($$) 701 Avenida De Las Americas Suite A. La Carafe ($–$$) (Houston’s oldest bar, great for wine, cash only) 813 Congress St. The MKT Bar at Phoenicia Specialty Foods 1001 Austin St. The Pastry War ($$) (Mezcal Bar) 310 Main St.

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Public Services ($$)

Niko Niko’s Greek &

(Upscale bar)

American Café ($–$$)

202 Travis St., #100

(outdoor seating and takeaway only)

Tongue Cut Sparrow ($$$) (Upscale bar, text for reservations)

301 Milam St. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EATERIES

310 Main St., [713] 321 8242

Houston is the fourth largest city in

Warren’s Inn ($)

the United States. The best way to

(Classic dive bar)

experience Houston’s diversity is

307 Travis St.

through our cuisine.

Xochi ($$$$)

MIDTOWN AND THIRD WARD The Breakfast Klub ($$) 3711 Travis St.

MARKET SQUARE PARK AREA Batanda Tapas

Cali Sandwich & Pho ($)

908 Congress

2900 Travis St.

Bombay Pizza Co.

Doshi House ($)

914 Main St., Suite 105

(Vegan-friendly, coffee and quick bites)

The Conservatory Food Hall

3419 Emancipation Ave.

& Beer Garden ($–$$)

Green Seed Vegan ($)

(Multiple restaurants and bars)

(Vegan-friendly, juices and takeaway)

1010 Prairie St.

4320 Almeda Rd.

Frank’s Pizza

Mai’s Restaurant ($)

417 Travis

3403 Milam St.

Local Foods ($$)

Pho Saigon ($)

(Perfect for a quick light bite)

2808 Milam St., D

420 Main St.

Tacos A Go ($) 3704 Main St.

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BIENNIAL GUIDE

1771 Walker St.

the nation and the most diverse city in


MONTROSE AND RIVER OAKS 1/5th Restaurant ($$$$) 1658 Westheimer Rd Anvil Bar & Refuge ($$)

VISITORS' GUIDE

(World-renowned bar)

Uchi ($$$) 904 Westheimer Rd. Tacos Tierra Caliente ($) 2003 West Alabama St.

1424 Westheimer Rd

WASHINGTON AVE ARTS DISTRICT AND HEIGHTS

BCN ($$$$)

Catalina Coffee Co. ($)

4210 Roseland St.

2201 Washington Ave.

Blacksmith Coffee ($$)

Local Pho

1018 Westheimer Rd

2313 Edwards St #145

Brasil Café ($$)

El Rey Taqueria ($)

2604 Dunlavy St.

910 Shepherd Dr.

Dolce Vita ($$–$$$)

Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken ($)

500 Westheimer Rd.

1815 Washington Ave.

El Tiempo Cantina ($$)

Tacodeli ($)

322 Westheimer Rd.

1902 Washington Ave.

Hay Merchant ($$–$$$)

Truth BBQ ($–$$)

1100 Westheimer Rd.

110 S Heights Blvd.

Hugo’s ($$$)

Julep Bar ($$)

1600 Westheimer Rd. MAD ($$$$) 4444 Westheimer Rd., Suite C180. Pondicheri ($$) 2800 Kirby Dr. b132

1919 Washington Ave. BREWERIES Houston is well-represented in the craft beer scene with three breweries conveniently located near FotoFest’s headquarters.

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. (Full bar

Inside CVS Pharmacy,

and restaurant on-site, located next

walk-ins welcome.

to the FotoFest Central Exhibitions.)

Monday – Friday / 8:30AM–1:30PM

2101 Summer St.

& 2:30PM–7:30PM

Holler Brewery (Located next to the FotoFest Central Exhibitions.) 2206 Edwards St., Ste A.

Saturday / 9:00AM–1:00PM & 1:30PM–5:30PM Sunday / 9:00AM–1:00PM & 1:30PM–4:30PM

Platypus Brewery

PHARMACIES

1902 Washington Ave.

CVS Pharmacies are located in

2000 Lyons For a comprehensive list of FotoFest recommendations for food and drink, visit the link: bit.ly/HOU_Dining_2020 EMERGENCY Life-threatening emergency: CALL 911 for police, ambulance, or fire HEALTHCARE CENTERS Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Greater Heights 1431 Studemont St., Houston, TX 77007, [346] 701 3800 Open 24hrs. CVS Minute Clinic 1003 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77006 [713] 807 8491

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multiple locations Downtown 402 Gray St., [713] 982 5527 917 Main St., [713] 982 5565 300 Milam St., [713] 223 0371 Walgreens Pharmacies 2612 Smith St., [713] 529 2969

BIENNIAL GUIDE

St. Arnold Brewing Company


SPONSORS

SPONSORS Generous funding for this publication, exhibition, and related programs is provided by: Houston Endowment The Brown Foundation, Inc. National Endowment for the Arts Texas Commission on the Arts and its Cultural District Program City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation The Powell Foundation The Wortham Foundation David and Martha Moore Nina and Michael Zilkha FotoFest Board of Directors Additional Support provided by: ArtHouston Arts District Houston Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States Deal Co. Foundation for a Civil Society French Cultures Festival HexaGroup Inc. iLand Cloud Services Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics Museum of Fine Arts Houston Silver Street Studios WYNG Foundation

The Wortham Foundation

FotoFest Inc. is proud to collaborate with the Society of Photographic Education for their 57th annual conference, Hosted by the The University of Houston’s Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, held March 5 – March 8 at the Westin Galleria in Houston. For information about the conference, visit www.spenational.org.

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COLOPHON FotoFest Biennial 2020 Guide © 2020 FotoFest Inc., Houston, TX, USA www.fotofest.org © 2020 Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, NL www.schiltpublishing.com This book is not for sale. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Managing Editors Steven Evans Max Fields Design HvADesign, New York Henk van Assen, Creative Director Meghan Lynch, Izzy Natale, Jodie Wijermars www.hvadesign.com Copy Editing Sarah Ansell Max Fields Marianne Stavenhagen Briana Olson Text Correction Kumar Jamdagni, Zwolle Print and Logistics Management Komeso GmbH, Stuttgart www.komeso.com Printing Offizin Scheufele, Stuttgart www.scheufele.de

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FotoFest Staff Sarah Ansell, Meeting Place Associate Director Emily Areta, Literacy Through Photography Program Director Aubrey F. Burghardt, Auction Manager Annick Dekiouk, Exhibitions Manager Steven Evans, Executive Director Max Fields, Associate Curator and Director of Publishing April M. Frazier, Literacy Through Photography Advancement Director Vinod Hopson, Communications Director Chloé Jolly, Development Manager Lindsey Reynolds, Biennial 2020 Research Assistant Marianne Stavenhagen, Administrative Manager Marta Sánchez Philippe, Meeting Place Director Molly Ward, Volunteer Coordinator Co-founders Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss Special thanks go to the Participating Spaces that support FotoFest through the presentation of their exhibitions, projects, and events. We also thank Garry Reece for contributing his excellent text to this guide. We are indebted to our colleagues at HvADesign and Schilt Publishing for their tireless work in producing this publication for the FotoFest Biennial 2020. We recognize Stephanie Atwood, Karim Ghonima, Keith Hollingsworth, Mark Larsen, and David Zentano for their significant contributions to producing the Biennial 2020. Finally, we express sincere gratitude to Mark Sealy for his brilliant curation of African Cosmologies, and thank all of the participating artists, curators, and individuals of the FotoFest Biennial 2020.


FotoFest Board of Directors Kenneth M. Anderson Frederick Baldwin, Co-founder, Chairman Beverley Buckingham J. Travis Capps, Jr. Michael A. Casey Thomas Damsgaard Steven Evans, Executive Director Kenneth Frederick Illa Gaunt Slavka B. Glaser Johanne Gatto Masud Haq Carola Herrin Anna Holliday William E. Joor, III Larry A. Margolis David Moore James G. Munisteri Marcia Nichols Abigail Owen-Pontez Christopher Scott Gregory M. Spier, President Phuong Tranvan Anne Wilkes Tucker Wendy Watriss, Co-founder FotoFest Biennial 2020 Interns Justine Aguirre Brittany Anderson Katie Butler Elizabeth Centeno Marquitta Crichlow Junior Fernandez Veronica Gaona Brandon Harris Patrick Hubbard Mariana Neves Gabriel Montoya Robin North Jeremy Perez Maria Dyer PĂŠrez Anna Ortega Lindsey Reynolds Jamie Robertson Heloise Segnini Caiche Yunhui Wang

FotoFest Biennial 2020 Volunteers Karen Adams Tosin Alagun Melly Alley Ava Angle Phil Baillo Monica Barahona Leanora Benkato Delphine Bennaval-Paixach Molly Block Zac Bodner Keith Boone Salima Bowaniya Austyn Ciatto C.B. Claiborne Claudia Corletto Marquitta Crinchlow Liz Donnenberg Jaana Eleftheriou Sandra Elzerman Rosy Espinoza Carol and Derrell Evans Liz Donnenberg Shirley Fang Abby Fernandez Mike Filipiak April M. Frazier Laura Greivenkamp Imani Gurnell Karen Guzman Jen Hadayia Bryant Haertlein Stephen Hebert Mariela Henriquez Jack Hilley Debbie Hoelscher Tina Hsu Pu Ying Huang Jason Huang Jill Hunter Brenda Jacoby David Klonkowski Dyah Kusumaningram Marianthe Leach Carol Liffman Alexandra Luckey Nikki Machacek Annette Macias Michael Mallory Adriana Martinez

Clare McCullough Andrea Millette Anthony Montalvo Adam Neese Catherine Nguyen Valerie Owhadi Justin Patterson Jody Perry Kara Powers Shawn K. Quinn Esteban Ramirez Brent Reaney Samuel Rhodes Kristin Richie Anne Roberts Jose Ricardo Zelaya Romero Luc Schlumberger Veronique Schlumberger Heloise Segnini Cindy Sheng Tracy Shields Julie Smythe Edward Soto Jim Sutherland Aly Tafolla Joshlyn Thomas Adaku Uwandu Audie J. Valls Taylor Van Nest Briana Vargas Joelle Verstraeten Joan Waddill Tomoko Wakabayashi Connie Welday Eva Wildfeuer Dave Wilson Angela Zhang Ava Zhou

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Rahima Gambo Students outside of class at Shehu Garbai Secondary School, Maiduguri, Nigeria, 2016 From the series Education is Forbidden, 2015–16 Inkjet Print Courtesy of the artist and Open Society Foundation


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