September 23rd, 6-9 pm: Opening reception at FotoFest’s Houston headquarters, ‘The Collection of Fernando Castro’

From an e-blast from FotoFest:

FotoFest’s first exhibition for its 2010-2011 Exhibition Season is The Collector’s Eye: Peers, a new exhibit created from the photographic collection of Fernando Castro. The exhibition features conceptual and surrealist work from 39 artists from Latin America, Europe and the United States.  The exhibition continues through October 10th at the FotoFest Headquarters, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas.

From established masters to younger and emerging artists, Mr. Castro’s collection is an eclectic record of the personal and professional relationships he has forged over the past three decades as a philosopher, poet, photographer, and teacher. “I am not an art collector in the traditional sense,” says Mr. Castro. “My collection is an artist’s collection – the result of gifts between friends and trades amongst colleagues. These are my friends and my peers.”

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2 pm:  A tour of the exhibition with the stories behind the photographs and the relationships between the collector and the artists.

Highlights of the exhibition include works by Edward Weston, Mario Cravo Neto, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Lorry Salcedo, Eduardo Muñoz and Thomas Kellner among others.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Jack Aeby, Mariela Agois, Bill Armstrong, Gerardo de Barros, Henry Brimmer, John Calaway, Fernando Castro, Laura Cohen, Jay Colton, Mario Cravo Neto, Valdir Cruz, Luis Delgado, Alfredo De Stéfano, Victoria Díaz Azcoaga, Roberto Fernandez Ibanez, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Luis González Palma, Lorena Guillén-Vaschetti, Lissie Habié, Roberto Huarcaya, Thomas Kellner, Fernando La Rosa, Ernesto Leal, Patricia Martín, Anamaría McCarthy, Pedro Meyer, Eduardo Muñoz, Esteban Pastorino-Diaz, Maria Cecilia Piazza, Juan Javier Salazar, Lorry Salcedo, Henry Sandbank, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Javier Silva, Dani Tagen, Juan Travnik, Victor Vasquez, Edward Weston, Antonio Wolff

The exhibition and this event are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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