From his earliest works, Brooklyn-based artist Marc Swanson has made his topic the construction of self as an incomplete and always fragmentary project. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston exhibition, Perspectives 175: Marc Swanson, features new sculptures by the artist that consider the worldview of the generations that have grown up since AIDS placed a final marker on the early years of gay liberation, severing the ties to the culture's rich history. The show's title derives from the Second Story, a now-closed gay bar in San Francisco, which also suggests the layers of narrative that overlap in each patron's life — the true, the false and the mythic.
At this event, join exhibition curator and CAMH director Bill Arning in a walk-through of the show.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
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