A trio of shows share the spotlight for the Houston Center for Photography's Fall 2011 Exhibitions. Making his American solo debut is Cuban photographer Adrian Fernandez with "Life Style." Focusing on the moneyed upper class in today's Cuba, Fernandez is displaying images that show obstacles that separate wealthy families from their neighbors, such as fences, walls and barred windows; there are also photographs of the interior of the homes. Seeing the objects that surround the residents gives the viewer insight into the people themselves.
Also on display is Pelle Cass's "Selected People." His photographs are composites made with a stationary camera. He takes hundreds of shots as people pass a site. He later manipulates the layered images, selecting some people and omitting others.
Finally, there is "Learning Curve, an annual exhibit made up of works selected by HCP students from the past year. Natalie Zelt, the photography curatorial assistant for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was this year's juror. There's an opening reception 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 9. Regular viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Through November 6. 1441 West Alabama. For information, call 713-529-4755 or visit www.hcponline.org. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 9. Continues through Nov. 6, 2011