Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kristy Peet, Britt Ragsdale, FotoFest Solo Exhibitions

Kristy Peet and Britt Ragsdale will both open solo shows at Gallery 1724 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.

When asked about her inspiration for the “How I Will Die” series, Kristy Peet simply states: “I’m a worrier.” Emily Sloan, curator of both shows, explains her interests in both artists’ work: “I am very attracted to both of these artists’ use of photography and the body as their medium, particularly in relation to performance and records.”

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
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. For more information, please visit: www.kristypeet.com

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. For more information, please visit: www.brittragsdale.com


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

ABOUT GALLERY 1724:
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.

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

CONTACT:
Emily Sloan
Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
gallery1724@gmail.com
713-582-1198

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