Vanishing Point: Ten Thousand Miles of Photographs for Tempor
March 5 - April 7, 2018
Central Campus Art Gallery
Houston Community College
3517 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77004
Monday, March 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
HCC Central Campus Gallery Hours & Admission
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission is Free
The HCC Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present Vanishing Point: Ten Thousand Miles of Photographs for Tempor, an ongoing collaboration between Photographer and HCC Adjunct Faculty, Scott Cartwright, and his wife, Art Director Jenny Lynn Weitz Amaré-Cartwright. Covering subjects related to traveling and exploring North America, the exhibition features original film photography about history, politics, and immigration—inviting viewers to dive into a variety of fields and encouraging self-reflection and awareness about the environment.
Organized into three sections, Vanishing Point documents the creative duo’s trips through national parks and other sites of interest they toured last year while gathering content to produce "Tempor," a magazine that delves into issues of land politics of our past, and how they translate into our future.
Cartwright, explained, “Anything in the past is a memory, and anything in the future is a dream. The word tempor relates to this moment, the present. What we envisioned this publication to be was an act of personal coverage. We are a small team of two skillful creatives, and we know next to nothing about what we do not see with our own eyes. With the exhibition and ongoing issues of the publication we hope to cover the space that we move through to give people a sense of it.”
Jenny Lynn Weitz Amaré-Cartwright, commented on the source of inspiration behind their project: “The narrative of this country is constantly being rewritten, and this exhibition is allowing us to capture and preserve this moment in time. As an immigrant, I wanted to explore and learn more about the history of the national parks system. Traveling out west for the first time, over seven years ago, made me realize that there are so many remote places that I did not know about. With this project we aim to inspire people to get out to explore, to enjoy fresh air, and to think about traveling in a different way.”
With Vanishing Point, HCC is a participating space for Fotofest 2018—The Seventeenth International Biennial of Photography and New Media Art. Located in Houston, Texas, the FotoFest Biennial is the longest-running, and largest international contemporary photographic art event in the United States, and one of the world’s most respected. The event takes place March 10 – April 22, 2018. For more information, visit www.fotofest.org.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Using the built environment as a point of departure, Scott Cartwright and Jenny Lynn Weitz Amaré-Cartwright, known together as Studio WAC, focus on issues facing art, architecture, and design. Seasonal publications like Tempor, its photography collections, objects, and overall creative practice, aid in the dissemination of ideas and encourage dialogue about current topics. To learn more, visit www.studiowac.com.
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE
Founded in 2017, Tempor is an independent travel magazine for adventure seekers in North America. Published three times a year by Studio WAC, Tempor features photography and critical writing about extraordinary people and places. To learn more, visit www.tempormag.com.
Managing Editor & Art Director