Houston, TX - Houston Center for Photography is proud to present the photographic work of Lorna Bieber. Working exclusively with appropriated images, Bieber’s work confronts the usage and preponderance of photographic images in the culture of our contemporary era.
Through multiple generations of mechanical reproduction, Bieber's images become rough and slightly removed physical photographic manifestations of our shared "collection" of stock images from magazines and books.
Each of the three 9 x 20 foot installations in the exhibition creates a mosaic-style narrative of over 100 individual images. Also on view are smaller, single image works.
Work from this exhibition will travel to the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL) in early 2011 and later to the Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, MA).
Bieber's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Art Museum (New York, NY), the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA), Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, France), and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), among others. Her grants and fellowships include: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center, The Camargo Foundation, The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.