When artist Aisen Chacin visited the slums of Latin America, she couldnt help but feel guilty. My tour only lasted four hours, her artists statement says. Theirs last forever. The experience prompted Chacin, a Venezuelan artist who resides in Houston, to put together a collection of photos and videos of children from the poorest areas of Latin America, Africa and China. The resulting exhibit, Secluded, shows hauntingly beautiful pictures placed inside of metal drains and grates hanging on the walls. When viewers peer into the grates, they look directly into the childrens eyes. While the exhibit has been criticized for being too repetitive, perhaps Chacin is simply driving home the point. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Through June 25. Bering & James, 805 Rhode Place. For information, call 713-524-0101 or visit www.beringandjames.com.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: May 31. Continues through July 10, 2008