Art Car Museum presents FotoFest 2016 opening reception
Ann and James Harithas and The Art Car Museum will participate in Foto Fest 2016 by showcasing a three-part exhibition of photography by Mark Chen, Irvin Tepper, and Ken Watkins.
Environmental activist/photographer Mark Chen’s series “To Inhabit” consists of videos and photographs focusing on fossil-fuel induced climate change. Through lenticular prints that enable three separate viewpoints to be presented within one image through the shifting of one’s viewing angle, Chen provides three scenarios for the viewer to contemplate. One view presents a recognizable cityscape or landscape as it currently exists; another predicts that area’s flooded future; and the third presents the area with wind turbines, as an alternative energy solution.
Originally curated by Ann Harithas for the Nave Museum, in Victoria, Texas, Irvin Tepper’s photographs immerse the viewer in car culture. Ken Watkins presents a candid view of the people that he encountered along Houston’s Main Street from 1977 to 2015. Tepper transforms the street artistry of the low riders of Corpus Christi into a medium suitable for the walls of an art museum and reveals the gold plated, custom engraved engines, and lavish upholsteries to be just as spectacular as the elaborate metal-flake and airbrush painted exteriors.
Ken Watkins presents a candid view of the people that he encountered along Houston’s Main Street from 1977 to 2015. His surreptitious method of capturing his images involves catching the subject completely unaware and snapping the photograph, never breaking his stride.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 29.