Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 – Sunday, Mar. 20, 2016
The mysterious, monumental photographs in this exhibition are one-of-a-kind negative prints by New York-based German photographer Vera Lutter (born 1960). To create these large-scale images, she transforms a darkened room, shipping container, or specially constructed box into an enormous pinhole camera. The exposures can last for days, weeks, or months. Lutter retains the negative form as the final work—a literal reflection of space and time as determined by the immediate visual environment.
Inverted Worlds presents an eerie parallel universe: images that are tonally reversed, laterally mirrored, and devoid of people because of the long exposures. The subjects range from postindustrial ruins, to the visual cacophony of Times Square, to the serenity of Venetian canals.
At a time when analog negatives are disappearing from photographic practice and process, Lutter finds new magic in the traditional materials of her medium.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
- Tuesday | Closed.
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults (19+) $24
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $20
- Military (with ID) Free
- College Students (19+ with ID) $12
- Youth (13–18) $20
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Beck Building, Ground Floor
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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