Closing Reception: Rockport Exhibit

"Rockport" is Austin, TX-based artist Elijah Barrett's account of the weeks and months after Hurricane Harvey swept through the community of Rockport, Texas and the surrounding area.

On its surface, this group of photographs takes the form of a conventional photo essay, but its vantages are more oblique and open-ended, generating an interpreted retelling that is as searching and ambiguous as it is documentary.

The photographs explore seeing and perceiving disaster, both the impulse to shield one's eyes from what is overwhelming and the strain to see hard realities more clearly.

"Rockport" is a starting point for us to consider our responsibilities to coastal communities as hurricanes become more frequent and severe, as well as a quiet testament to the unique and still alluring shimmer of the Gulf Coast. 


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Popp Martin Student Union
Art Gallery (room 185)
Free, open to public


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Event Date & Time

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM