HOUSTON, TX - Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce an exhibition of Kendrick Brinson's Sun City: Life After Life. Brinson is the 2011 HCP Fellowship recipient. The exhibition will be on view at HCP in Gallery X from May 6 - June 19, 2011 with an artist talk and conversation with Juror Jeffrey Teuton of Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY), at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, preceding the opening reception.
Sun City: Life After Life is Brinson's exploration of the lives of the 40,000 residents in Sun City, Arizona - the first planned retirement community in the United States and the largest. Sun City provides seniors with a life after work and a life after raising children - it is a life of enjoying friends and being active, in spite of age.
Juror Jeffrey Teuton of Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY) says of Brinson's project:
“As her project unfolds, the viewer is guided through the overlapping cycles of life and experiences that encompass the community. Weaving through the myriad of unique lives and experiences at Sun City, Kendrick brings the viewer into an intimate connection with her subjects. Picture to picture each image resonates with the viewer, leaving you to feel the full scope of emotions that parallel the up-and-down experiences of life... Blending the humorous with the mundane, going between unique moments of celebration and more quiet and reflective images, she is able to capture the full trajectory of the lives, experiences and landscapes that make up the community. It is this commitment that makes the work so successful. You are at once amused, touched, enchanted, and reflective in a way that is rare to feel from one body of work.”
Brinson is a founding member of LUCEO Images, a cooperative of photographers producing work for the editorial and commercial fields. Brinson lives in Atlanta, GA.
The 2011 Fellowship Award and Exhibition are generously supported by an anonymous donor.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW AND RELATED PROGRAMMING
Teenagers: Portraits of Identity and Expression - HCP’s Main Gallery, May 6 – June 19, 2011
Kendrick Brinson's Sun City: Life After Life, 2011 HCP Fellowship Recipient, selected by
Jen Bekman and Jeffrey Teuton - HCP’s Gallery X, May 6 – June 19, 2011
Bryan Schutmaat's Grays the Mountain Sends, 2011 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Exhibition, selected by
Jen Bekman and Jeffrey Teuton - HCP’s Gallery Y, May 6 – June 19, 2011
Collaborations VIII: Pick Your Battles - HCP’s Learning Center Gallery, May 6 – June 19, 2011
Opening Reception for all four exhibitions at HCP, Friday, May 6, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Juror Jeffrey Teuton in conversation with 2011 Fellowship Recipients Kendrick Brinson and Bryan Schutmaat
at HCP, Friday, May 6, 5:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with participating artists of Teenagers: Portraits of Identity and Expression and
Bevin Bering Dubrowski at HCP, Friday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Screening of Teen Tribe, a film by Martine Fougeron (2010), Saturday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.