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Created and Found Maps – Exploration of Self and World

A unique exhibition that explores the way artists are using mapping as a means of exploring both our interior, private world as well as the external, political world.

Robert C. Beam (Eugene, OR)
Elaine Duigenan (London, United Kingdom)
Germán Herrera (San Rafael, CA)
Nate Larson (Baltimore, MD) and Marni Shindelman (Rochester, NY)
John Mann (Tallahassee, FL)
Jean Miele (Brooklyn, NY)
Tatiana Parcero (Buenos Aries, Argentina)
Eva Timothy (Newbury, MA)

Curated by Frazier King, HCP Exhibiitons Committee Chair

Join us for a live GPS-based performance by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman on Saturday, September 11 beginning at 1 p.m.

“A Portrait of Dick Cheney, Who Bears A Striking Resemblance to My Father.”
For the eight years of his term, my father repeatedly was mistaken for Vice President Dick Cheney. He would come home angry and upset when someone would comment at his striking resemblance to someone whose political beliefs were so far from his own ethos. Yet, he too prospered from the corporate economic boom of the eighties, moving us into a large subdivision owned by one of the major US oil companies, as he moved up the ladder of his Big Six corporation.

On September 11, 2010, we will create a large-scale portrait of former Vice-President Dick Cheney by walking a course of GPS coordinates with a group of participants. The walk will begin and conclude at the Houston Center for Photography.

Cheney was chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000, leaving the company to join George W. Bush´s presidential ticket. Many scholars assert that Cheney changed the nature of the Vice-Presidency, assuming a more direct role in shaping policy, and in particular, the Bush Administration´s pursuit of the “War on Terror” and the definition of torture. As we walk this portrait through the city streets of Houston, we think of the cultural conditions of the country and its urban centers, and the implications of corporate culture on the politics of our country.

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