"Perspectives 168"

For "Perspectives 168," photographer Anna Krachey shopped around. The artist scavenged eBay for items to photograph, including a backdrop for a princess party. "It's a giant sheet of really cheap plastic that has a Disney-princess-castle on it," she says. Krachey cropped out the castle, leaving only a winding road in the photo Path, making what was a kid's fantasy into a grown-up's disappointment. "The path up to the princess castle is actually this cheap-ass plastic piece of crap," Krachey says. Krachey's work complements the other artists showing work, fellow Austinites Jessica Mallios and Adam Schreiber. The three focus on the view of the camera as a creator, not a capturer. "We're more interested in how the medium of photography invents something than how it records something," Schreiber has said. Opening reception is 6:30 to 9 p.m. November 5. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through February 7. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Feb. 7, 2009
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