The photographs we see in “New Works by David A. Brown: trying to find my way…” capture a multitude of images, all simultaneously seen in the same space. The windows of an office building lobby, for example, become a canvas for dozens of reflections, all layered over one another. This isn’t trick photography. Brown isn’t using double exposures. He’s just looking for reflections. Reflections, he tells us, that are there but that people normally overlook. “The idea that I’m trying to talk about is universality, how we’re all the same,” he says. “Everybody has the option to take a moment to stop and look at what’s around them. If I’m in a business center and I’m surrounded by glass, I’m [seeing] all these different [reflections] that are happening at the exact same time. People don’t normally do that; they look for the door of the office they’re going to…and that’s all they see. But there are reflections of all sorts of other images there, too.”
Named Best Photographer in the 2010 Houston Press Best Of Awards, Brown says the Jung Center of Houston, a participating space for the FotoFest International 2015 Biennial, is the perfect venue for his show. “Jungian analysis speaks to that [same idea]. We project what we want to see. It’s all there, but it’s like it’s too much information to process at once, so we just focus on one thing. The rest of it’s still there; we just aren’t seeing it.”
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There’s an opening reception with the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 8. Regular viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 28. The Jung Center of Houston, 5200 Montrose. For information, call 713‑524‑8253 or visit junghouston.org. Free.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts: March 8. Continues through March 28, 2014