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Art Talk with Frank Rodick and Katherine Ware – 3/24/13

1 – 2pm: Curator Katherine Ware and photographer Frank Rodick will discuss his current exhibition Selections from the exhibition Labyrinth of Desire

Guests to the talk will enjoy complimentary brunch bites and mimosas!

The MAC is proud to exhibit selections from Labyrinth of Desire, an exhibition of
photographs at the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston in 2010 by Canadian artist
Frank Rodick, curated by Katherine Ware. Labyrinth of Desire consists of a series
of photographs created from 1991 to the present. Known for creating powerful,
evocative, and sometimes controversial pictures, Rodick alters images into
sequenced compositions that explore the complex realm of the human psyche. The
juxtaposition of images mimics the imprecise and non-linear workings of our
private thoughts, memories and desires. The photographs selected from the
Labyrinth of Desire for exhibition at The MAC examine five bodies of work: Liquid
City (1991-1999), sub rosa (1995-1997), Arena (2002-2005), Faithless Grottoes
(2006-2008), and Revisitations (2009-current). Rodick says of his work, “what I’m
looking for are images that feel more intimately real than our cursory experience
of everyday life, images that give a voice to the worlds that live inside us and
which somehow demand witness.”

Frank Rodick’s work has been exhibited widely throughout North America, Latin
America, and Europe. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Kinsey
Institute. Internationally, his work is in the collections of the Canadian Museum
of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi
in Belgium, the Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark, and the Museo Nacional de Bella
Artes de Buenos Aires in Argentina. Frank Rodick is represented by Deborah Colton
Gallery, Houston, Texas.

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art and has served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She is the author of numerous works on photographic art and its history.

The exhibition is on display from 03/23/13 – 05/11/13.


City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
The MAC, and our 2013 Art Talk Series is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.



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