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Buddha & Mandala, Visions, and Learning Curve: Three Exhibitions Opening at HCP

Bill Armstrong (New York, NY), Buddha 704, 2013, From the series Buddha & Mandala Chromogenic print mounted on Sintra.Courtesy of the artist and Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO).

Bill Armstrong (New York, NY), Buddha 704, 2013, From the series Buddha & Mandala Chromogenic print mounted on Sintra.Courtesy of the artist and Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO).

HOUSTON—Houston Center for Photography presents three dynamic exhibitions exploring the realms of color, perspective, contemplation, and education. On view February 27th through April 26th, HCP Gallery displays a variety of artistic interpretations of photography, opening up dialogue and discussion amongst the exhibitions. Bill Armstrong: Buddha & Mandala depicts luminous images of the artist’s interpretation of Mandalas and Buddhas. Nodding to certain themes in the Buddhist religion, Armstrong alters the depiction of the cosmos and life through his use of abstraction and alteration. Through the use of his technique and the pulse of color, the artist allows the viewer a chance to meditate on these spiritually centered photographs upon viewing.

In the exhibition by Ryan Bush entitled Visions, visual captures of inspiration and dreams are presented through three-dimensional photographs. Through various interpretations of visions in spiritualism, meditation, nature, and in the imagination, Bush creates a delicate narrative to be viewed with and without 3D glasses thus uncovering the layers and intensity of each piece. Both Armstrong and Bush take inspiration from Buddhism and the search for Nirvana, which completely alters our experience of the world. Continue reading

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Houston Center for Photography presents its 2015 Print Auction and Exhibition

quarter page PAPERCITY rev2 FINHOUSTON – Houston Center for Photography presents an intriguing exhibition in their galleries running from January 16 – February 16, 2015, cumulating in an elegant evening of art and fundraising at The Junior League of Houston, Inc. on February 18, 2015. Now in its 31st year, HCP’s annual print exhibition and auction features artists, galleries, and collectors from all over the world contributing premier photographic art that is auctioned to benefit HCP’s operating fund. The exhibition and auction features 74 artists from around the globe including a vast catalog of vintage and contemporary fine-art prints from both mid-career and established photographic artists, collected in both the museum and private sectors.
Artists represented include Elliot Erwitt, Ken Rosenthal, Lisa Robinson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Laurie Lambrecht, Renate Aller, S. Gayle Stevens, John A. Chakeres, Mitch Dobrowner, David Fokos, and Jeffrey Becom, among many others. All pieces in the exhibition are available for a “buy-it-now” purchase during the exhibition. To view the entire exhibition click here. Continue reading

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Science: Photography’s Influence on Science and Medicine – presented by Houston Center for Photography

1919_eclipse_neg_posHOUSTON – Houston Center for Photography presents two intriguing exhibitions exploring the field of science and medicine. Science: Photography’s Influence on Science and Medicine and Picture This! opens on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00pm (artist talks begin at 6:00pm) at the HCP Gallery located on 1441 W. Alabama. Both exhibitions remain on view November 7 – January 4, 2014. Join HCP in examining a collection of photography that explores the visual depiction of the advances of science and the treatment of cancer right here in our city. Continue reading

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Houston Center for Photography presents Travelogues: Works from Nathan Hoang, Sara Macel, and Natalie Slater

DSC_5542-1Houston – Houston Center for Photography presents its newest exhibition Travelogues featuring works from Nathan Hoang, Sara Macel and Natalie Slater, three artists who join the long-time tradition of photographers who hit the open road in search of something. Curated by HCP’s Programs Coordinator Caroline Docwra, the exhibition draws reference upon the classic American road trip and the artists such as Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange and others who each captured the open road and explored unfamiliar cultures. “The photographers in this exhibition are three young American artists who have been inspired by this tradition and have approached the theme in their own way,” stated Docwra. “They each have traveled across the country and told their story in a way that is unique to their own perspective and personal history.” Continue reading

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