Houston, TX - Houston Center for Photography and Stages Repertory Theatre are please to announce the exhibition of Jonathan Hollingsworth’s project What We Think Now: Young People’s Response to the US Involvement in Iraq.
Please join us Saturday, March 1 for an Artist Lecture and Book Signing at Houston Center for Photography beginning at 4pm followed by the exhibition reception from6-8pm at Stages Repertory Theatre. Jonathan Hollingsworth will be in attendance, books will be available for purchase at HCP. The exhibition will be on view at Stages from February 16 – March 30, 2008.
Jonathan Hollingsworth’s project What We Think Now investigates young American’s reaction to current events – specifically the United State’s involvement in Iraq in 2005. Modeled after British artist Gillian Wearing’s “Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that someone else wants you to say” project, What We Think Now is a collection of opinions about Iraq from today’s youth. Armed with posterboard, markers, and his camera, Jonathan set out to the streets of California looking for people under 30 years of age. The opinions expressed range from calls to support the troops to admittance to not knowing enough but all were the opinions of the individual photographed.
What We Think Now: Young People’s Response to the US Involvement in Iraq will be on display in conjunction with Stages’ Surround programming. On stage February 29 – March 16, 2008 will be Lady by Craig Wright at Stages Repertory Theatre. Lady is a politically charged play, focusing on three friends and their different perspectives on the war in Iraq during an annual hunting trip.
Jonathan Hollingsworth studied at Northwestern University and Otis College of Art and Design. In recent years he has used his work to explore the current political climate in the U.S. in series which alternatively employ realism and satire. His images have been published in The Times Magazine (London), Image Magazine, Saatchi Online Gallery, and photo-eye Magazine. Hollingsworth is also the production manager at Twin Palms Publishers, where he oversees the development of all the press's photography books.
Important Upcoming Events
February 21 – March 6–Magnum Photos and Baume & Mercier’s exhibition Moments in Time.
March 1 – Book Signing and Artist Lecture with Jonathan Hollingsworth
March 6 – VIP closing reception for Moments in Time and pre-launch party for FOTOFEST2008, in partnership with FotoFest
March 8 – Opening reception for Habitat 7, Mined in China and Native Lands, 6-9pm. Free and open to the public.
March 9 – Susan Meiselas “Collaborative Projects” lecture at DiverseWorks, co-sponsored by HCP, FotoFest, DiverseWorks, and University of Houston’s Visual Studies Department. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended.
March 10 – Tour of Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s exhibition Habitat 7 with Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photograph at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and contributing writer in Liao’s first monograph, Habitat 7. Free and open to the public.