Friday, June 28, 2013

Hello again

Hello again, blog.  It's been a long time.  I'm back!

I've been trying to be very productive this summer in terms of art making.  I have two solo exhibitions scheduled for Spring and my goal is to get everything shot and printed this summer.  So, I've been added to my Introvert series and started a new one called Evidence.  

This week my friends, Matt and Dom, invited me down to Galveston for an art making weekend.  I don't ever really shoot on location so I'm using the weekend to update my website and things like that.  Sadly, my computer is on death's door so it is having to sit on a bag of frozen lima beans to keep it from overheated and making the trackpad non-functional.

I'm very excited about all the new i,ages I've been shooting.  Evidence is the first thing I've shot in black and white in a really long time and it's been great fun being in the b&w darkroom.

I've been mulling the Introvert series for about a year.  I shot a few last summer and have been adding to it this summer.  I'm pretty happy with the new additions so far.

Both series already have shows scheduled.  Evidence will be at Lonestar College -Tomball in February and Introvert will be at Lonestar College - Montgomery in March in conjunction with FotoFest 2014.

More to come...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Save the Date

My newest collaboration, Systematic Life, will be opening at Box 13 Artspace on Sept 8, 2012. Be there or be square.

How I Will Die at Gallery 1724

Kristy Peet and Britt Ragsdale will both open solo shows at Gallery 1724, Contemporary Art Salon for the FotoFest 2012 Biennial on Saturday, March 31 from 8-10pm. Kristy Peet’s exhibition will feature her series “How I Will Die,” a photographic exploration of hypochondria and mortality. Britt Ragsdale will exhibit, “Members” a show of photography and physical response. Both exhibitions will remain on view through May 31, 2012.

Kristy Peet is an artist living and working in Houston, Texas. She completed her undergraduate work at Austin College and graduated with an MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her large format photographic work deals with psychological issues and has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the country, including a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary. She is currently teaching photography at College of the Mainland and is a resident artist at Box 13 ArtSpace.

Britt Ragsdale is a visual artist currently living and working in Houston, TX. She graduated with a BFA from Lamar University and an MFA from the University of Houston in May 2011. Through photography, video and performance, she creates visual constructs based around the social anthropology and psychoanalysis of pretense. She is a resident artist at Box 13 ArtSpace.

Gallery 1724 is a gallery, salon, home, and chicken ranch located in the Houston Museum District at 1724 Bissonnet Street. The space features experimental rotating exhibitions and salon-type dialogues.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 31, 8-10pm
On view through May 31, Monday through Saturdays from 11am to 6pm or by appointment.

Exhibition image: Kristy Peet, "It is used for identification purposes," 2011

Emily Sloan
Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Monday, December 19, 2011

Current Events

New things are happening.

  • Jennifer and I are now co-vice presidents of Box 13.
  • I'm going to have two pieces in a self portrait show at Lawndale during Fotofest.
  • My How I Will Die series will also be up during Fotofest at Gallery 1724. The opening will be March 31.
  • I'm working a new project with a collaborator. Images and details coming soon.

The real reason I love 4x5

Today I discovered a subconscious reason why I think 4x5 film is the best. I'm working on a new series that I'm shooting on medium format. It was so frustrating at the end of the shoot to not be able to process it right away because the roll wasn't done yet. I love instant gratification. With 4x5, you could shoot just one frame and still get it processed right away.

Plus, I love wearing my dark cloth as a cape. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Art Crawl

Art Crawl is this Saturday. I'll be at Box 13 all day. Come see my studio!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Texas Contemporary Art Fair

This weekend I went to the second art fair in less than a month in Houston. I actually liked this one a lot better. It was a little smaller so it was less overwhelming and I though the work was overall better.

My first favorite artist was a photographer named Carol Selter. Her bird images are amazing.

My other favorite Lauren DiCioccio. She used string and objects. This book was awesome and she also had slides where the image was embroidered. Very cool work!