Opening of Perspectives 175: Marc Swanson: The Second Story

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From his earliest works, Brooklyn-based artist Marc Swanson has made his topic the construction of self as an incomplete and always fragmentary project. This Contemporary Arts Museum Houston exhibition 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.

An opening reception and gallery walk-through will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m.



Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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