Matthew Buckingham “Where Will We Live?” December 16, 2011–February 26, 2012
The extraordinary, conceptually driven work of New York-based artist Mathew Buckingham has never before been presented in Houston. Whimsically merging historical moments with a personal narrative, Buckingham (born 1963) interprets significant events in fresh ways that prompt viewers to question collective memory. The centerpiece of this exhibition is Likeness, a 16mm, color film projection that screens within an installation made to look like a storage space. A survey of 10 additional works, spanning the artist’s oeuvre since 2000, is also view.
Where Will We Live? is a Core Program exhibition presented at the museum’s Glassell School of Art. Buckingham has been intimately engaged with the Core Program over the last year and was on the advisory panel that chose the current first-year Core Artists in Residence. His photo collage Canal Street Canal, No. 2 is featured in the MFAH FotoFest exhibition Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage opening in March. For information on the forthcoming artist’s book, which focuses primarily on Likeness, contact The MFAH Shop at 713.639.7360.