Sunday, August 29, 2010

Photographers Examine Suburban Life in North Texas with a Critical and Artistic Eye

The Bath House Cultural Center presents

Disquiet: Unsettled Suburbia
September 4-October 2, 2010
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, September 4, 2010 (7-9 PM)
Free and open to the public
DALLAS –The Bath House Cultural Center presents Disquiet: Unsettled Suburbia, a photography exhibition curated by Elizabeth Mellot-CarreĆ³n and Byrd Williams that provides an intimate view of life in suburban North Texas. The exhibition runs from September 4 to October 2, 2010. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 from 7 to 9 PM. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

Disquiet: Unsettled Suburbia examines life in suburban middle class America, with a special focus placed on North Texas, where many of the participating artists live, study, and work. This exhibition addresses the undeniable truth that art and culture are inexorable linked and that their interdependence—sometimes constructive as well as destructive—gives its citizens the opportunity to hold a magnifying glass to the fundamental values on which the community is based. The participating artists investigate in a coherent visual narrative themes related to family life, the effects of technology, gender issues, relationships, self-image, and other social matters. The exhibition curators express that this show is “a postcard from the edge of an emotionally decaying suburbia” that has the capacity to not only challenge the choices we have made in our culture, but also shed light on how those choices affect young human beings standing on unsettled ground.

The photographers featured in this exhibition are Carissa Battaile, Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Ken Cancelosi, Amanda M. Davis, Joshua Dryk, Laura Hall, Jennifer M. Nail, Brooke Opie Ragusa, Kendall Marie Rogers, Paige L. White, and Art Zamora.

Please visit for more information and to preview selected art pieces from the exhibition in the Photo Gallery.

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