Best Curator - 2012
Peter Lucas at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Art-film dorks, especially those into found-footage collages, were in hog heaven from April 13 to July 8 when "Perspectives 178: CINEPLEX" posted up at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. For that, we must thank Peter Lucas, who doubles as CAMH's education associate. The curator of the exhibit/film series brought his programming experiences from the Northwest Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema over to the museum's Zilkha Gallery. There, Joseph Cornell's celluloid patchworks, Bruce Conner's montage-centric films and Martin Arnold's on-screen deconstructions were presented on select Thursday nights. For the dorkiest of the dorky dorks, the added bonus occurred when the avant-garde works and documentary films were presented in installation format during normal museum hours.