Wednesday, April 16, 2014
UH Faculty Senate Meeting
For Blind Spot, Tossin photographed primarily in the Third Ward to capture the utilitarian yet creative ways residents cover their windows with layer upon layer of foil, bolstered by tape and plastic. Printed as high-quality digital images on vinyl and hung as blinds in the historic storefront windows at 110 Milam Street, Blind Spot effectively transposes locations by substituting one kind of window treatment for another, trading windows decorated of necessity for the photograph as art object and insisting that we see the city anew by taking the time to consider the relationship between these functions.
Window into Houston is made possible with generous support from Jim Petersen, Jr. Additional support for Blind Spot is provided by Sicardi Gallery. Located in downtown Houston and viewed from the street and sidewalk, Window into Houston highlights the most recent developments in Houston’s artistic landscape and reaches out to a broad and diverse audience to engage them in a dialogue about contemporary art made in Houston.