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Mechanical Perception

September 5 - October 12, 2008

An exhibition of work by alumni from the University of Houston Photo/Digital Media Department. Featuring work by Mei-Mei Liem, Eileen Maxson, Brian Piana, Soody Sharifi, and Anderson Wrangle.

Mechanical Perception is curated by Stephan Hillerbrand, University of Houston Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Photography/Digital Media Program, Toby Kamps, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, and Ariane Roesch, artist and alumnus, from a list of graduates which were nominated by Houston Area curators and current and past University Professors.

This exhibition is presented due to the generosity of the Houston Arts Alliance, the School of Art at the University of Houston, and FotoFest.

Viewfinder: Talent in Texas III
November 6, 2008 - January 10, 2009
FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography (HCP) join together in a first-ever exhibition collaboration to commission and present a new show of emerging Texas photographic artists. The organizations have commissioned Arturo Palacios (Director, Art Palace, Austin) and Risa Puleo (Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin) to co-curate the exhibit, the third the Talent in Texas series. The exhibit is presented in both spaces FotoFest Headquarters Downtown and Houston Center for Photography in the Museum District.

VIEWFINDER explores the wide scope of photographic art practice today from traditional film-based still photography to video and installation work and features 15 artists from 11 Texas cities - from Beaumont to El Paso and Lubbock to Laredo: