Opening Reception: Travelogues
On View: September 12 – November 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Artist Talks: Friday, September 12 starting at 6pm
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.”
Each artist undertook a different challenge to create this body of work, and yet the photographs in this exhibition each have the same end goal, which it to ultimately aim us back home. Hoang pulls at our heartstrings with images and memories from our home states across the country. Macel brings her father home from years on the road as a traveling salesman with one last hoorah. Slater urges us to remember our past, cherish our hometowns and preserve our memories of home as she compares the past to the present along Route 66.
Hoang, Macel and Slater will be present at the exhibition opening on Friday, September 12 starting at 5:30pm to discuss their works and answer questions. A formal talk will take place at 6pm that evening.