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Gilbert Garcin, The flight of Icarus(after Leonardo da Vinci),
[L'envol d'Icare (d'apres Leonard de Vinci)]
, 2005


January 13 - February 25, 2011

OPENS THIS WEEK
Thursday, January 13, 2011
6-9pm

Music, Food and Drink

Signed Artist Books

FotoFest Headquarters
1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas 77002 [map]

Gallery Hours
Mon-Wed and Fri, 10am - 5pm, Sat, noon - 5pm
,
Late Night Thursdays 10am - 7pm


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>> Press Release

 

A MATTER OF WIT features three international artists with a talent for humor and visual puns. Smart, cheeky and wry, the artists - who span three generations and two continents - have diverse approaches to their work.

Visual paradox and staged fantasy are the most difficult things to do successfully in photography, but this is just what these artists do so well, says the exhibit's curator Wendy Watriss, FotoFest Artistic Director and Senior Curator.

A MATTER OF WIT is the first large-scale U.S. exhibition of French artist Gilbert Garcin, alongside the work of one of Prague’s heralded masters of staged photography, Miro Švolík, and U.S. artist Colin Blakely, whose whimsical images make humorous commentary on everyday life.

Artist Biographies
   > Gilbert Garcin
   > Miro Švolík
   > Colin Blakely

 

 
Miro Švolík, Big Woman Little Man, 2010



  Colin Blakely, Rain Turning to Freezing Rain Overnight, 2002/2005

Gilbert Garcin, First steps [Les premiers pas], 2003


SATURDAY MATINEE ARTIST TALKS
FotoFest Headquarters [map]
The free, informal public tours offer the opportunity to interact directly
with artist and curators in A MATTER OF WIT.

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2pm
with artist Miro Švolík

Saturday, January 22, 2011, 2pm
with artist Colin Blakely


A NIGHT OF JAZZ
with Grammy-nominated Tim Hagans Subversive Jazz

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 7pm
Presented by the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble
at FotoFest Headquarters [map]


LATE NIGHT THURSDAYS: 5-7pm
Stop by after work. Free admission. Plentiful parking.

Reserve a tour for your group by contacting Jennifer Ward, exhibits@fotofest.org or at 713.223.5522 ext 18.



 
Miro Švolík, Scene of Slovakia, 1989

Colin Blakely, Figure/Ground Compression III: The Magisterial Gaze
and all its Implications
, 2010


EXHIBITION TOURS

FotoFest offers free tours for groups of any number and of all ages.
Tours may be scheduled during the day, in the evening or on Saturdays. Arrangements may also be made for refreshments.

Reserve a tour for your group by contacting Jennifer Ward, exhibits@fotofest.org or at 713.223.5522 ext 18.


FOTOFEST SPONSORS
2010-2011 EXHIBITIONS

The Houston Endowment Inc.
The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance
Texas Commission on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
The Wortham Foundation
Judith and Gamble Baldwin
Continental Airlines
FotoFest Board of Directors
iLand Internet Solutions
KUHF 88.7 FM
HexaGroup
Vine Street Studios
The Oshman Foundation
William and Rosalie Hitchcock
Frazier King
The Samuels Foundation Endowment Fund of the Jewish    Community of Houston