Art Car Museum new exhibit:
FotoFest 2016, March 26th through May 29th, 2016
Opening, March 26th, 2016, 7-10pm
Ann and James Harithas and The Art Car Museum are proud to announce our participation in FotoFest 2016 with a three-part exhibition of photography by Mark Chen, Irvin Tepper, and Ken Watkins.
Environmental activist/photographer Mark Chen’s series To Inhabit consists of videos and photographs focusing on fossil-fuel induced climate change. Through lenticular prints that enable three separate viewpoints to be presented within one image through the shifting of one’s viewing angle, Chen provides three scenarios for the viewer to contemplate. One view presents a recognizable cityscape or landscape as it currently exists; another predicts that area’s flooded future; and the third presents the area with wind turbines, as an alternative energy solution.
Originally curated by Ann Harithas for the Nave Museum, in Victoria, Texas, Irvin Tepper’s photographs immerse the viewer in car culture. Tepper transforms the street artistry of the low riders of Corpus Christi into a medium suitable for the walls of an art museum and reveals the gold plated, custom engraved engines, and lavish upholsteries to be just as spectacular as the elaborate metal-flake and airbrush painted exteriors.
Ken Watkins presents a candid view of the people that he encountered along Houston’s Main Street from 1977 to 2015. His surreptitious method of capturing his images involves catching the subject completely unaware and snapping the photograph, never breaking his stride.
FotoFest 2016 opens March 26th, 2016 and runs through May 26th, 2016.
The Opening Night event takes place on March 26th, 2016, from 7:00-10:00pm,
at the Art Car Museum, 140 Heights Blvd.
Free parking has been arranged by the museum at the Multi-Service Center, just north of the museum. Follow the signs.