This is not a photo show

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Dates

Sep 2, 2010 - Nov 6, 2010

Gallery

Project Space

Curatorial statement:
Rene Magritte is known for his philosophical artistic gestures that challenge the preconditioned perceptions of reality and force the viewer to become hypersensitive to their surroundings. In his famous painting The Treachery of Images (This is not a pipe), 1928-1929, Magritte points out that no matter how closely we come to depicting an object accurately, we never do catch the object itself. In this way Magritte turned traditional logic inside-out and, in doing so, played an intimate part in an enterprise to undermine the commonly accepted meanings of things.

Paying homage to Magritte, This is not a photo show explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewer, between the art and the artist-and like Magritte's work-it requires a rethinking of what art is, does, and means. This exhibition will showcase artists whose works investigate, and go around the traditional concepts of photography by pushing the boundaries of what is real and what is real-like. Seven artists working in photography, video, painting, and sculpture will be featured between both venues.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Unit B (Gallery) and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center curated by Kimberly Aubuchon.

 

Exhibition dates:
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
Project Space
September 2 - November 6, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, September 2, 6-9pm
First Friday opening: Friday, September 2, 6-9pm

Unit B (Gallery)
500 Stieren Street at Cedar
September 3 - November 6, 2010
Opening reception: First Friday, September 3, 6-9pm

 

Images

Ben Aqua, XIII, Archival Digital Print, 20x30 in, 2010 Ben Aqua, Aaron, Archival Digital Print, 20x30 in, 2010 Helen Maurene Cooper, Florescents on orange with sparkles, Archival pigment print, 40x26 in, 2009 Helen Maurene Cooper, Junk nails on jam with Mexican cookie, Archival pigment print, 40x26 in, 2009 Matthew Noel-Tod, Pop Up, Digital Video, Stills, 2009 Matthew Noel-Tod, Pop Up, Digital Video, Stills, 2009 Michael Eddy, Spontaneous Photographs, Digital video, stills, 2002-2007 Michael Eddy, Spontaneous Photographs, Digital video, stills, 2002-2007 Thomas Cummins, Unit B, Duratrans Lightbox, 2010 Thomas Cummins, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Duratrans Lightbox, 2010 William Betts William Betts Yumi Janairo Roth, in situ Houston: Officer Jay, temporary site installation of Disco Barriers, Houston TX, 2005 Yumi Janairo Roth, Jersey Slipcover, temporary site installation, Boulder CO, 2004
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