Houston, TX - Houston Center for Photography is happy to present the photographs and photo-constructions of Rose Marasco, on view at HCP from November 19, 2010 – January 9, 2011. Ms. Marasco will give an artist talk beginning at 5:30 p.m., November 19.
Utilizing what she calls “invented photography,” Marasco creates photographs and objects that take appropriated images and integrates them somewhat seamlessly into a new image.
At once commenting on the use of photography of women that fill homes in America, Marasco literally lights interior spaces with these images.
Selections from this series, Interiors, will be on view as well as camera-less images that juxtapose silhouettes of stock imagery with appropriated images of women from magazines and architectural photographs of significant buildings and bridges.
Marasco will also be leading a Master Class on Saturday, November 20th from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at HCP entitled Taking the Next Step. The class is designed to assist mid to advanced level photographers in identifying the strengths of their work and then inherit strategies used in creative output.
Rose Marasco has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and a M.F.A. from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Marasco has lectured at many institutions including Harvard University, Bates College, Colby College, Massachusetts College of Art, and Parsons School of Design. She was awarded the 2005 Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Flak Photo, Photo District News, and Afterimage. She is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.