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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Exhibition Detail
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

June 21st, 2013 - October 13th, 2013
June 21st, 2013 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
, LaToya Ruby FrazierLaToya Ruby Frazier
© Courtesy of the artist & Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
United States
Tuesday 10AM-7PM, Wednesday 10AM-7PM, Thursday 10AM-9PM, Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 12PM-6PM
video-art, photography

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work explores the psychological connections of intergenerational relationships within her family and community through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and social documentary. Frazier’s work is informed by late 19th- and early 20th-century modes of representation in documentary practice with an emphasis on postmodern conditions, class, and capitalism. For the past nine years, Frazier has collaborated with family members, including her mother and her now-deceased grandmother, to produce a series of images that deal directly and critically with issues of self-representation, access to health care, and the social, economic and environmental decline of the town of Braddock, a working-class suburb of Pittsburgh where the artist was born and raised. The series of prints Campaign for Braddock Hospital (Save Our Community Hospital) (2011) is a record of the demolition of the Braddock U.P.M.C. Hospital and of the voices of residents left to seek alternatives to the care they received there. This exhibition will feature the stunning and precise black and white photographic images for which the artist is well known, as well as a newer series of video works and prints in which Frazier investigates issues of propaganda, politics, and individual autonomy.

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