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Nicole Belle, Untitled, 2010

October 21 - December 11, 2010

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6-9pm

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B-Sides: A Dialogue with Contemporary U.S. Photography, is a group exhibition of contemporary photography at FotoFest October 21 – December 11, 2010. The Public Reception is Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6-9pm. B-Sides is the second exhibition of FotoFest’s 2010-2011 Exhibition Season.

The eight artists exhibited in B-Sides explore themes fundamentally tied to the current state of affairs in the U.S. They each bring to the exhibit vastly different ways of working with conceptual photography, from staged and conceptual still imagery to animation, performative and appropriated video. They address technology, the American political process, grief and loss, identity, growth and youth culture.

“The works in this exhibition are new or have not been widely seen,” says curator Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator. “The exhibition’s title refers to the reverse, or ‘B-Side’ of a vinyl record – the side that typically contained additional, often complementary music tracks. B-Sides was envisioned as a way to show other, interesting bodies of work that inform, complement or contrast with what audiences may have previously seen from of these artists’ work.”

Nicole Belle (Los Angeles)
Emilio Chapela (Mexico)
Tim Davis (New York)
Susi Jirkuff (Austria)
Richard Mosse (New York)
Nic Nicosia (Santa Fe)
David Oresick (Chicago)
RJ Shaughnessy (Los Angeles)

Richard Mosse, Fraternity, 2007. video still.   Susi Jirkuff, Fifty & Gromit, 2006. video still.


Saturday, October 23, 2010, 2pm
with curator Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator

This free, informal tour is open to the public and will feature insights on the artists and how the exhibited works compare, contrast or complement their other projects.

Location: FotoFest Headquarters | 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas


FotoFest Galleries are now open late on Thursday evenings until 7pm to better accommodate busy schedules.
Parking is plentiful and admission to FotoFest exhibits is always free.

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FotoFest offers free guided tours for children, univerity students and adults.

To schedule a school or childrens tour please contact Kristin Skarbovig, FotoFest LTP at or 713.223.5522 ext. 11

To schedule a university or adult tour please contact Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitionsat or 713.223.5522 ext. 18

David Oresick, Dream Songs, 2010. video still.   RJ Shaughnessy, Kelly on my Bed, Los Angeles, from the series Deathcamp, 2004