Foto Relevance presents Nancy Newberry: "Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings" opening day

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Nancy Newberry: "Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings" opening day
Nancy Newberry, "Character Study," 2018 Photo courtesy of Nancy Newberry

Foto Relevance presents "Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings," the gallery's debut solo exhibition of works by Nancy Newberry.

Influenced by her Italian heritage and her Texan roots, the photographs in the show function as a contemporary Spaghetti Western, investigating the spectacle at the core of the Wild West. With meticulous attention to costume and uniform, the director artfully stages scenes of archetypal characters - American cowboys, Mexican charros, and soldiers costumed in marching band uniforms.

Fictional stories woven by Western films have become intertwined with real histories over time, and myth and history are no longer separable. Newberry's work investigates the effect of these fantasy narratives in the creation of nationalism and cultural identities, including how those identities are performed through costume and language.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until May 7.

Event Details



Foto Relevance
4411 Montrose Blvd. Suite C
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Admission is free.