The Lens Capsule is a mobile exhibition space that will serve emerging Texas Photographers during the 2012 Fotofest Biennial.
The Lens Capsule’s mission is to serve emerging Texas photographers and lens-based artists through exhibition and promotion. The Lens Capsule (TLC) will host one-night mobile solo exhibitions out of a commercial rental truck during the 2012 Fotofest Biennial. While most young artists only show their work in remote alternative spaces or coffee shops, the Lens Capsule allows maximum exposure for the artist by driving up to existing, well-attended art openings and community events.
TLC's schedule runs from March 3, 2012 through March 31, 2012. To see a more detailed exhibition schedule, please visit www.thelenscapsule.com and click on the calendar tab.
The Lens Capsule is an official 2012 Fotofest Biennial participating space (www.fotofest.org). We are not officially affiliated with any of the art spaces in which we are parking our truck.
The Lens Capsule's Artists:
Gabe Sellers is an undergraduate student at Lamar university in Beaumont, TX. He works in photographic materials both digital and analog. His current work is from a documentary project titled “Blend” in which he surveyed the first eighteen months of his mother’s new marriage.
Theresa Escobedo is a lens-based artist currently living and working in Houston, Texas. She studied at the University of Houston and received a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture in addition to a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design. She has also spent time as a Post-Bach student at the University of St. Thomas, Houston and at the Glassell School of Art. Her interest lies in exploring the myriad of connections between people, objects, and the spaces in which we dwell, ideas of time and change, as well as juxtapositions between the built environment and nature.
Teresa Munisteri is a lens-based artist currently living and working in Denton, Texas. She will receive a M.F.A. in photography from the University of North Texas in May 2012. Teresa received her B.A. from Rice University in 2006. Landscape, performance and the figure play important roles in her work which includes film and digital photography as well as digital video. Her photographs are included in permanent and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Sebastien Boncy, also known as Jericho Butters, Sensation, DJ BabyNeckFat, bin Baz, and Big Bone is all six members of the Pugilist Press collective. He recently received his M.F.A. from the University of North Texas in Denton, and is now back in Houston to make pictures, look for work, and eat banh mi. He struggles to keep it Street and Top Hat, Digital and Paleo all at once.
Melissa Tran is a visual artist who primarily works through the utilization of lens-based methods. She is currently working on her BFA at the University of Houston, with a concentration in photography and digital media. Tran’s investigations focus on the constant life-changes that occur, and the resultant tension is often apparent. The use of photographic-manipulation, sculpture, and video are employed in her work.
Sean Bradley was born in 1987 and studied Film at Whitman College. He currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. His photographs explore the profundity of the everyday and seeks convey the potency of such though personal reflections and subjective memories. But if you disagree, that’s fine too. The bulk of his work was created in Houston, Washington State, Cairo and Beirut.
Thinking Machine is a collaborative entity interested in the space where cognition and information intersect to form knowledge. Thinking Machine is composed of Fiona Cochran and Elicia Garcia. Fiona Cochran’s work is about finding the black and white in reality, truth, fiction, and language. She denies that there is any black and white to be found, but refuses to give it up as metaphor. Elicia Garcia works with the squished timeline forged by internet culture and how the mechanized narrative of the computer seeps into our own consciousness. Together they are Thinking Machine and they use new forms to answer old questions.
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