Kendrick Brinson: Sun City: Life After Life
2011 HCP Fellowship Recipient
Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce an exhibition of Kendrick Brinson's Sun City: Life After Life. Brinson is the 2011 HCP Fellowship recipient. The exhibition will be on view at HCP in Gallery X from May 6 - June 26, 2011 with an artist talk and conversation with Juror Jeffrey Teuton of Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY), at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, preceding the opening reception.
Sun City: Life After Life is Brinson's exploration of the lives of the 40,000 residents in Sun City, Arizona - the first planned retirement community in the United States and the largest. Sun City provides seniors with a life after work and a life after raising children - it is a life of enjoying friends and being active, in spite of age.
Juror Jeffrey Teuton of Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY) says of Brinson's project:
“As her project unfolds, the viewer is guided through the overlapping cycles of life and experiences that encompass the community. Weaving through the myriad of unique lives and experiences at Sun City, Kendrick brings the viewer into an intimate connection with her subjects. Picture to picture each image resonates with the viewer, leaving you to feel the full scope of emotions that parallel the up-and-down experiences of life... Blending the humorous with the mundane, going between unique moments of celebration and more quiet and reflective images, she is able to capture the full trajectory of the lives, experiences and landscapes that make up the community. It is this commitment that makes the work so successful. You are at once amused, touched, enchanted, and reflective in a way that is rare to feel from one body of work.”
Brinson is a founding member of LUCEO Images, a cooperative of photographers producing work for the editorial and commercial fields. Brinson lives in Atlanta, GA.
HCP's annual photography Fellowship Program provides two recipients with a $2,000 monetary award to continue their photographic work and a solo exhibition at HCP. An independent jury of photography specialists award the fellowships to emerging artists using photography or related media to complete work-in-progress. One fellowship is a general HCP fellowship, awarded to an nationally or internationally based artist and the other is the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship, awarded to a Houston-based artist.
The 2011 HCP Fellowship Award and Exhibition is generously supported by an Anonymous donor.