HOUSTON, TX - Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce an exhibition of work, Senior Dogs Across America, by photographer Nancy LeVine. The exhibition will be on view in HCP's Main Gallery from May 4 - June 23, 2012 with an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, preceding the opening reception.
Nancy LeVine began traveling the United States to photograph senior dogs eight years ago. Reflecting on Robert Frank's, The Americans, she found dogs inhabiting all manner of American life -- and with many years inscribed in their beings. Her interest in the subject began when her own dogs began to approach the end of their days. It was then she started to imagine her own mortality. She saw how the dog does it; how, without the human's painful ability to project ahead and fear the inevitable, the dog simply wakes to each day as a new step in the journey. Though their steps might be more stiff and arduous, these dogs still moved through each day as themselves -- themselves of that day and all the days before.
About the artist
Nancy LeVine is an award-winning photographer who travels worldwide on a variety of assignments. Her clients include Seattle Children's Hospital, Microsoft, Starbucks, Puget Energy, and the Alliance for Education. Previously, she was based in New York City for over 15 years, where her assignments focused on fashion and personalities with frequent trips to Paris. She has worked for L'Officiel de la Couture magazine in Paris, and her images have appeared in American Photo and the Photo Review. Nancy received a master's degree from New York University/International Center of Photography, Nancy lives in Seattle, Washington. She is a regular instructor at Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW AND RELATED PROGRAMMING
Nancy LeVine - Senior Dogs Across America - HCP’s Main Gallery, May 4 – June 23, 2012
Isa Leshko's Elderly Animals, 2012 HCP Fellowship Recipient, selected by Christopher Rauschenberg
- HCP’s Gallery X, May 4 – June 23, 2012
David Politzer's When You're Out There, 2012 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Exhibition, selected by
Christopher Rauschenberg - HCP’s Gallery Y, May 4 – June 23, 2012
Collaborations IX: Aging - HCP’s Learning Center Gallery, May 4 – June 23, 2012
Opening Reception for all four exhibitions at HCP, Friday, May 4, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Juror Christopher Rauschenberg in conversation with 2012 Fellowship Recipients Isa Leshko and David Politzer
at HCP, Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with Nancy LeVine at HCP, Friday, May 4, 6:00 p.m.
Artist Talk with participating artists of Collaborations IX: Aging at HCP, Saturday, May 5, 2:00 p.m.