“Amy Blakemore: Photographs from 1988 to 2008”

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston looks at 20 years of work by a local photographer

Photographer Amy Blakemore considers her camera a tool for collecting bits and pieces of stories. “Instead of picking up stuff,” she’s said, “I leave with a flat, squared-off record of things and people in space.” The exhibit, “Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988 — 2008”looks at the last 20 years of Blakemore’s work and her evolving style. Based in Houston, Blakemore has been collecting images since the mid-1980s. Back then, she worked in black-and-white and there was more of a documentary style to her photos of daily street life. By the mid-’90s, Blakemore had moved into color and was working on landscapes. Most recently she’s merged the two trends. But even with peopled landscapes and color street shots, Blakemore’s work still has a sense of being bits of stories, rather than the whole tale. “What remains tantalizing throughout Blakemore’s work is her sense of interrupted and incomplete narrative,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Director Peter C. Marzio says in press materials. (We’d add interesting to that list.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. Free to $7.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 10. Continues through Sept. 13, 2009

 
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