Home Work



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  • 102 Cypress Street
  • Abilene, TX, 79601
  • United States

Home Work

The Fine Art of Photographing People

April 19 - August 13, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION | June 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Hip Hop, 1993; silver gelatin print; Colelction of The Grace Museum, museum purchase with funds from Alice and Bill Wright.

Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Hip Hop, 1993; silver gelatin print; Colelction of The Grace Museum, museum purchase with funds from Alice and Bill Wright.

The art of photographing people in their own environment can be more difficult than a formal portrait. Available light, language barriers, discretion and suspicion are among the variables at work. More than a casual snap shot, the photographs selected for this exhibition reveal a narrative composed of a particular person, place and moment in time as well as the unseen photographer. The work of photographers who have mastered the intimate and informal exchange between subject and photographer will be featured in the second floor Alice and Bill Wright Photography Gallery.

Photographs by Ave Bonar, June Van Cleef, Ken Hatch, Fritz Henle, Earie Hudnall, Jr., Garciela Iturbide, Janice Ruben, George Tice, Bill Wright, Alice Wright and others will be featured.


This summer The Grace Museum will present three FINDING HOME exhibitions curated to examine the ways in which artists have explored issues of identity and memory in the context of home. Home is a place laden with emotion and memory, and is inextricably tied to a sense of identity. Artists Roger Colombik & Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik’s site-specific installation will address the current dynamics of establishing a new home in a foreign land. A photography exhibition will examine the conscience and complexly of photographing strangers in their homeland. Real and imaged views of people at home and at work will be explored through the artwork selected for a group exhibition curated to rediscover the journey of coming home.