The Houston Center for Photography, which hosts artists both local and international, has chosen its participating artists for this year's juried membership exhibition. Thirty artists from across the country were selected from 200 entries. Houston's very own Joel Hernandez, Chuck Ivy, Rosine Kouamen, and Christopher Olivier are among the artists chosen, along with Valerie Yaklin-Brown from Magnolia and Erin Trieb from Bellaire.
All of the artists for this exhibition, now in its 29th year, were selected by juror Ariel Shanberg, executive director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
"The chosen photographs have seduced me", says Shanberg via Houston Center for Photography's website. Shanberg will present his remarks on July 8 before the opening reception.
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Many of the images are long and deep, grabbing a hold of the viewer. In Fish Story, Tami Bone incorporates a grand, endless landscape behind a small fish. The juxtaposition signifies an ongoing journey and the need to continue forward in search of meaning.
The correlation between artists Joel Hernandez in Pensando en ti and Elizabeth Libert in Mardee at Mooo expresses the diversity of what we live in today socioeconomically and spiritually. In these two photos, viewers are able to delve into their own emotions and feel how they would be if they were at dinner tables in two totally different locations and different socioeconomic statuses.
July 8 through August 21. Opening reception July 8 at 6 p.m. Artist talks with some of this year's participants will be held Saturday, July 9th at 2p.m. 1441 West Alabama.
Scroll through to see photos by Houston-area participants.