It is very difficult to see urban construction as anything less than an enormous pain in the ass, especially when youre stuck for 45 minutes on a six-lane highway that construction has winnowed into one chute. Either photographer Valentin Gertsman didnt drive for 22 years or he truly believes in the art implicit in his subjects: assorted construction projects in Houston, shot between 1985 and 2007. The latter would seem to be the case, as is evident in his latest book, Construction Site = Art, from which fine-art photographs will be on display at the Museum of Printing History.
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The exhibition, Houston Architectural Trilogy: Photography of Valentin Gertsman, will also feature images from his two other Houston-centric photo collections. Let Gertsman change your opinion of construction cranes and traffic cones. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through July 19. 1324 West Clay. For information, call 713-522-4652 or visit www.printingmuseum.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: April 24. Continues through July 19, 2008