It's a cliché that people these days are constantly changing (jobs), shifting (relationships), progressing (technologically), evolving (maybe), but what happens to us when our urban environment seems to be doing the same? How does "architectural amnesia" affect personal and collective identity? What is it about Houston that we call home?"
These are the guiding questions behind Location, Location, Location, a project born out of Laura Lark's effort to grasp the shape-shifting context in which her personal and professional identity has been negotiated. Seeking to define a "Houston Constant" — something present at the level of feeling that has accompanied her work and contributed to her own definition of Houston as home — Lark combines a collection of found images taken in the city by an unknown resident between 1956 and 1989 with photographs taken by and of local friends.
Arranged into slide shows and presented against the backdrop of a large "friendship map" of Houston, the work draws connecting stories to offer an interpretation of lives lived in Houston that the artist wants to recognize as hers.