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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 Four Exhibitions for Summer 2014 Season

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Robin Myers (Jamaica Plain, MA), Fur (For Cooper), 2012. Inkjet Print. Courtesy of the artist.

Works from fellowship award winners, Photolucida, and HCP’s Collaborations program

The Houston Center for Photography, one of the state’s leading photographic arts organizations, will present four new exhibitions opening on May 9. These exhibits represent a broad range of eclectic subjects and artistic expression —from visually stunning photographs of constellations to hauntingly somber black and white tintype images.

Opening Reception: May 9, 2014 – 6-8pm
Artist & Curator Talks: May 9, 5:30pm
On View: May 9, 2014 – July 6, 2014

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