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October 25 - December 8, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm
FotoFest Headquarters at Vine Street Studio
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm, Sat, noon - 5pm

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 7pm
FotoFest and Visual Studies at the University of Houston
present a free, public lecture with John Chervinsky
University of Houston, 232 Hoffman Hall (PGH) map

Each year FotoFest creative directors visit festivals in France, Poland, Bratislava, Brazil, Portland and elsewhere around the world to meet artists and look at work. The INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES exhibition is the product of these travels. Founders Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, along with Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward chose nine artists for the exhibition, representing some of the best work they have recently encountered in their travels to Europe, South America and the United States. The exhibition’s artists are Chan-Hyo Bae (South Korea), John Chervinsky (U.S.), Kelly Flynn (U.S.), Roberto Fernández Ibáñez (Uruguay), Jesús Jiménez (Mexico/London), Lydia Panas (U.S.), Przemyslaw Pokrycki (Poland), Diego Ranea (Argentina), and Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina).Chan-Hyo Bae's work reflects his feelings as an Asian immigrant in the West. Lydia Panas examines her family and community. Alessandra Sanguinetti profiles the relationship of two young children as they grow into adulthood. Diego Ranea takes an unconventional and abstract view of landscapes. Kelly Flynn's ironic look at sexual iconography and gender roles is as serious as it is funny. Przemyslaw Pokrycki documents rituals from birth to death. John Chervinsky's scientific schemata reflect his career as an engineer. Roberto Fernández Ibáñez addresses nature and the seasons through the pairing of haiku and equally poetic photographs. Jesús Jiménez brings a sense of play to the camera. All of these artists show serious attention to their subjects and a decidedly contemporary aesthetic.

FotoFest presents this exhibit as a fulfillment of their commitment to promote the exchange of art and ideas through programs that work globally and locally, bringing together an international vision of art and cross-cultural exchange.

Alessandra Sanguinetti, The Necklace, 1999
© Alessandra Sanguinetti Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC


Roberto Fernández Ibáñez, 2003
FotoFest 2006-2007 Inter-Biennial Sponsors
Houston Arts Alliance
Margaret Regan and Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen Jr.
The Wortham Foundation
The Brown Foundation Inc., Houston
FotoFest Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 7pm
Houston Center for Photography
Portfolio Review for Artists with Kelly Flynn, Roberto Fernández Ibáñez and Diego Ranea

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 2pm
FotoFest Headquarters
Saturday Matinee Artist Talks
with Roberto Fernández Ibáñez and Diego Ranea

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 7pm
Free, public lecture
University of Houston
232 Hoffman Hall (PGH) map
John Chervinsky
An Experiment in Perspective

Lydia Panas, Tatiana, 2005

FotoFest offers free guided school tours to all exhibits. To schedule a tour please contact Jennifer Ward, Exhibitions Coordinator
at or 713.223.5522 ext. 18


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