“People, Cars & Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk”

“People, Cars & Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk”

Courtesy of the artist and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston "S. White" (detail) from "People, Cars & Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk" by Amy Blakemore, part of the "Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2" exhibit at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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Sat., Sept. 17, 2 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m. 2016
Free

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX  77006
713-284-8250
Solo shows by three Houstonians make up “Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2,” with works by Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Susie Rosmarin and Amy Blakemore, Art League Houston's Texas Artist of the Year in 2015.

In tackling 25 years of Amy Blakemore's photography, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Curator Dean Daderko began to notice patterns, and thus the framework for “People, Cars & Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk” was born. Preferring film over digital, Blakemore has used both Diana cameras and a 35 mm Royal Robot to document the objects she collects, as well as portraits, landscapes and still lifes. “The Diana prints are generally 19 by 19 inches,” Daderko says of the plastic novelty camera from the '60s. “The earliest prints are from 1991, and the most recent prints were made in the past year.”

There's a conversation with Blakemore and Daderko on September 17 at 2 p.m., and an open studio with activities inspired by the work of Blakemore on November 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.
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