The UH Law Center’s Center for U.S. and Mexican Law and the Houston Center for Photography have joined forces to bring to Houston the photography exhibition, Aliento a Tequila, by renowned photographer Joel Salcido. The exhibition will be on view in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Plaza from May 2 to May 30, 2014. The building hours are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm. This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. Curated by Roy Flukinger, M.A., Senior Curator of Photography & Film, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Members-only preview: May 30, 6-7pm Public opening and reception: May 30, 7-9pm Candice Breitz: The Woods May 31 -September 13, 2014 The Woods is a trilogy of video installations filmed across three continents and exploring the rituals and conventions governing the on-camera and off-camera personae of professional child actors, as well as adult actors who have become famous playing child roles. The trilogy brings together footage shot in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Lagos, seeking to observe and grasp the aspirational logic that is shared by Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood. The Woods co-commissioned by ACMI (Melbourne, Australia) and the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, Massachusetts). The exhibition is organized by Trevor Smith and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Members-only preview: May 30, 6-7pm Public opening reception: May 30, 7-9pm Francesca DiMattio May 31 – August 30, 2014 For her first solo museum exhibition, Francesca DiMattio will create a new series of painting and ceramics that cut across art-historical genres, historical eras and cultural currents, DiMattio creates intricately layered paintings where objects and figures collide in continually shifting planes. Space and subject are carved out by juxtaposing different swatches of color, pattern, and form into a fragmented but choreographed whole. Likewise, her multi-faceted ceramic sculptures fluctuate between illusionism and abstraction, high art and craft, exploring shifting ideas of beauty, femininity, and art. The exhibition is organized by Claudia Schmuckli.