San Antonio, Texas - Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce the unveiling of its exhibition in the Window Works gallery, opening on Thursday, May 10. Search Engine by Thomas Cummins will be on view through September 9, 2012.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
For his Window Works exhibition, Search Engine, Thomas Cummins features his largest photographic work to date. Printed on Duratran-photographic transparency film frequently used in the construction of light boxes and retail signage-and framed by Artpace’s Main Avenue window panes, the installation provides a panoramic view of the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri, bisected by an interior shot of his own abandoned studio at the Blue Star Art Silos in San Antonio. He visited the bridge after an internet search for his name led him to the tragic story of another Thomas Cummins. (His trip in April 2012 coincided with the 21st anniversary of the tragedy.) With the image of his former studio embedded within the view of the St. Louis bridge, Search Engine merges the artist’s personal history with that of another man by the same name he never knew.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Based in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, artist and photographer Thomas Cummins creates panoramic images of the interiors and exteriors of urban architecture. His brilliantly colored, back-lit installations explore how the built environment and surrounding social structures define society and individuals, picturing buildings, advertisements, personal possessions, and debris (yet often devoid of people). He received his BFA at the University of Texas at Austin and his MFA of Photography and Critical Theory from Maine College of Art.
SEARCH ENGINE EXHIBITION IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
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