Photographer Joe Baraban went window shopping for the works he presents in "Perspectives: An Intercultural View on American Values." Literally. Baraban says, "For the past two and a half years, I've traveled around the state looking at and photographing old windows..." Baraban says he's less interested in the architectural details of the windows than in the transient nature of our culture. "As I stand there deciding whether to include the window in my collection, I can't help but wonder who the last owners were. What did they see, and what were they thinking when looking out this particular window for the last time?" The images seen in this show are from Baraban's Windows series, which was just purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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Another participant in "Perspectives" is Oyvind Hjelmen, whose work is also in the MFAH's permanent collection. He'll be presenting work with the themes of religion and ancestry. Rounding out the exhibition's roster is Marie Docher from France, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola from Argentina, Peter Tonningsen and Bevin Bering Dubrowski, both from America, and Catherine Cameron from Norway, who each continue the theme of the ebb and flow of American values. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Through April 25. Bering & James, 805 Rhode Place, Suite 500. For information, call 713-524-0101 or visit www.beringandjames.com. Free.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: March 29. Continues through April 25, 2010