I was looking for the site where I found the first picture and found an article about an exhibit opening for L Wilson:
'Texas Women Photographers' exhibit to open tomorrow at The Grace
By Brien Murphy / Reporter-News Staff Writer January 9, 2004
Photographers working in genres from abstract to documentary share their perspectives of the world in an exhibit that opens Saturday at The Grace Museum.
"Inside/Outside: Texas Women Photographers" is curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Clint Willour, executive director/curator of the Galveston Arts Center.
The exhibit, the first to open at The Grace this year, collects 50 pieces by 10 female Texans. Most live in southeast Texas.
The photographers represent a variety of ages, ethnic backgrounds and professional experience. However, each has a specific style reflected in her work, and each has shown photographs in major cities.
Several photographers try to preserve memories, museum Curator of Education Kathryn Best said. Laura Pickett Calfee of Driftwood photographs objects that have belonged to the same family for generations. Houston native Ann Stautberg shoots black-and-white photographs, and then hand-colors objects in the photo from memory.
Other photographers are more interested in documenting life around the world. Misty Keasler of Richardson photographed European orphans. Sharon Seligman of Spicewood spent several years with Mexican families who sell animals on roadsides.
Laura Wilson photographed Montana residents called Hutterites, who share their collective income and property.
The exhibit also includes abstracts, landscapes and portraits.
Although none of the photographers lives near the Big Country, at least one photographer might be familiar to area residents.
Wilson — mother of actors Luke Wilson, "Old School" and Owen Wilson, "Shanghai Noon" — shot photographs for the book "Watt Matthews of Lambshead," about the notable Shackelford County cattleman.
Last fall, the Old Jail Art Center in Albany exhibited photos Wilson shot at six-man football games in the Big Country and elsewhere.
What: "Inside/Outside: Texas Women Photographers" (art exhibit)
Where: The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St.
When: Saturday-Feb. 25. Museum open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, plus 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.
Photographers contributing to the exhibit: Bennie Flores Ansell, Cathy Spence, Misty Keasler, Laura Pickett Calfee, Ann Stautberg, Dornith Doherty, Kathy Vargas, Amy Blakemore, Laura Wilson, and Sharon Seligman.
Sorry for the double post, but here's the link to the Laura Wilson photo that started this thread. This is the gallery that carries some of her work, so I can't tell if this picture is in one of her books.
That is an incredibly powerful image! She is a great artist and captures scenes that make bold and unique statements. It is also a very disturbing picture but then I guess art isn't always meant to make us comfortable!
I wish I could go to that exhibit I am sure it would be great! I must order that book "Watt Matthews of Lambshead"
Post by itsanowenthing on Feb 9, 2004 9:49:13 GMT -5
Thanks for the links Librarian. All of Laura's pics draw the eye & hold them. She makes the simplest of subjects interesting. In a perfect world I'd have a few of her portraits framed & mounted on my wall. Until then, I'll have to enjoy them at a distance.
Post by mitchapalooza on Nov 14, 2005 22:30:34 GMT -5
Librarian, the photo of the coyotes is from her book In The American West.
Thank you for the new photo, Sylcia. It looks like it must be fairly recent; she looks much as she did in Austin in March.
I see owens nose! I love the composition of her photos and the way she captures the cowboys and texas ranch life if you want to call it that. Some of her portraits remind me of the topless flamenco dancer on the pixies cover of their surfer rosa album. In the sense that they are black and white and have that old country mexican cowboy aspect to it.