March 24th 6:30 pm: Keith Carter, 2010 “Lenses of our Perception” Lecture/Book Signing at MFA Houston

Tonight I had the great pleasure of seeing the exhibition  SHANGRI-LA, recent works by Keith Carter, including the new “OCCULARIA” series.    Don’t miss this upcoming lecture in Houston!  He is an inspiration.

from the MFA Houston Website:

University of Houston Visual Studies Presents Photographer KEITH CARTER

March 24, 2010 6:30 PM
at the Caroline Wiess Law Building

*** U of H Visual Studies ***
Please join us for Keith Carter
Lenses of our Perception Award Lecture

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Lecture
Book signing to follow lecture
Brown Auditorium Theater

The UH Visual Studies program with the UH College of Optometry is proud to honor Keith Carter, an internationally acclaimed photographer, for his work Ocularia with the 2010Lenses of our Perception lecture award. In the series Ocularia, Carter develops a layered vision combining our outer perception of space through photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope with inward ocular images of his own eye to create dazzling, colorful vistas of perception. Thus, Carter relies on both telescopic and microscopic technologies — as neither view is available to the unaided eye — to play with our notions of what we can see, and thus, what we can know.

Keith Carter has been called “a transcendent realist” photographer and “a poet of the ordinary.” He has received numerous awards including, the Texas Medal of Arts and named Texas Artist of the year by Art League Houston in 2009. Additionally, Carter has been honored with the PhotoVision Award from Photographic Center Northwest (2007), Power of the Image Award from The Light Factory (2005), as well as two National Endowment for the Arts Regional Survey Grants and the prestigious Lange-Taylor Prize in 1991 from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Carter has been the subject of a 2006 documentary The Photographers Series: Keith Carter( and national television segment, “Keith Carter: Poet of the Ordinary” (2007, CBS Sunday Morning).

Carter has published twelve monographs, and his photographs are included in a great many public and private collections— including the Art Institute of Chicago, President and Mrs. Barak Obama, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, George Eastman House, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography at Texas State University.

The 2010 Lenses of our Perception lecture is sponsored by the UH Visual Studies program and UH College of Optometry with Fotofest, Photo Forum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Houston Center for Photography.


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