January 11, 2021 – February 28, 2021 all-day
Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
3315 Sul Ross St
TX 77098
Mariela G. Domínguez
713 528 1492
Open Call 2020-2021

About the artist

Cynthia Isakson
Cynthia Beatriz Isakson was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. Started studying and working in Photography in 1993. Participated in national and international exhibitions obtaining several awards. She exhibits alone and in group since 1996. She’s lived in Houston, Texas since 2003.
Her portfolio includes:
“Dolls”(1999), “About bodies”(1996-1997), “Whitened portraits”(1997-1998), “A look back”(2000-2001), “Generations”(2001), “Dolls, the new era”(2015-2019), “Life”(2016) & “The Whole Picture” (2018-2019)

About the exhibition

Family Overlap
When I open my eyes I photograph them; when I close my eyes, I listen to them
For 25 years I looked at them, I portrayed them, I captured them, in order to keep them forever. Immigrating and maintaining close relationships seemed to be two incompatible concepts. But they turned out not to be.
I watch them hanging on my walls and listen to their recorded voices, our conversations. And suddenly the language, what they say, no longer matters. It doesn’t matter if they look at me. It doesn’t matter if they are no longer here.
It’s about that feeling that you get when you close your eyes and you don’t see them anymore, you feel them…

My project includes between 20 and 25 portraits and an audio file looped in speakers placed in the four corners of the exhibit room. The pictures are printed on 18 x 24 in giclee paper.
The chief concept of the project highlights the relevance of family and culture in spite of the meaningful change resulting from immigration. Evidently, such a project resonates with the mission of the IHCH.

Opening Reception

Saturday February 13, 2021
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Free admission
Reservations required


January 11 thru February 28, 2021
GUIDED TOURS: By appointment only
Free admission

Open Call 2020-2021

Project Manager: Mariela G. Domínguez

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