Houston, TX - Houston Center for Photography is pleased to announce Lisa Robinson’s book signing.
Please join us Sunday, March 16 for an Book Signing at Houston Center for Photography beginning at 7pm. Lisa Robinson will be in attendance, books will be available for purchase at HCP courtesy of Brazos Bookstore. An exhibition of her work will be on display at Kinzelman Art Consulting February 29 – May 30, 2008.
Lisa Robinson’s recently published book Snowbound is a collection of her photographic series. For five winters, the young American photographer Lisa M. Robinson made photographs in the snow. Snowbound depicts landscapes in which everyday objects - alienated and sunken in snow- civilize the natural surroundings. Traces of human existence set accents in the white landscape, delimiting it an often popping up in an amusing or incongruous way. A lonely hammock, a trampoline or a swimming pool are echoes of both summers past and of personal memories. But Lisa M. Robinson is not interested in showing the obvious; instead, the photographs make use of the many aggregate states of water - ice, snow, fog, water - as metaphors for life and transience.
Lisa M. Robinson graduated cum laude from Columbia University and received her MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Awards include a Fulbright Grant and numerous distinction awards for her photographs. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work, and was recently the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Snowbound has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago, Chile; and the Museo Tambo Quirquincho in La Paz, Bolivia. Snowbound was recently published by Kehrer Verlag, and was named an Official Selection for the German Photo Book Award. Her work is in such collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; the Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; and Fidelity Investments. She is represented by Etherton Gallery in Tucson, AZ., and KLOMPCHING Gallery in New York.
Important Upcoming Events
March 8 – April 20, 2008– Habitat 7, Jeff Liao; Mined in China, Susan Meiselas; Native Lands., Houston Chinese Photographic Society.
May 2 – June 1 – Sleep and Confidence, Mark and France Scully Osterman; Collaborations V, Houston Area High School Students
May 2 – Opening Reception for Sleep and Confidence, Mark and France Scully Osterman; Collaborations V, Houston Area High School Students, 6-9pm