"Created and Found Maps - Exploration of Self and World"

From snail trails to markings on human bodies, this exhibit expands the notion of maps as art

Most people don't see maps as art. The Houston Center for Photography is out to change that with the exhibit "Created and Found Maps - Exploration of Self and World." The exhibit showcases the works of nine different artists from around the world. Each piece centers around some sort of geographical theme. The photos range from serious (two deal with people losing their jobs) to the decidedly less serious (one is a closeup of the slimy trails snails leave behind as they travel over rocks). Don't miss the works by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman. Twitter plays an important role here; the two find tweets that include GPS coordinates, then head to the location and take a picture. "It's kind of modern-day stalking, and they'll admit to that, but it's also public domain; people are broadcasting this information about themselves and where they are," said Bevin Bering Dubrowski, HCP's executive director. Also of interest is Tatiana Parcero's work, which imposes maps on the human body. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through November 7. 1441 West Alabama. For information, call 713-529-4755 or visit www.hcponline.org. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 29. Continues through Nov. 7, 2010
 
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