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Family Photo Day at Lawndale: Awkward!

peacockIf anyone actually needs help in staging awkward family holiday portraits, Houston’s Lawndale Art Center is here to help. Artist-in-residence Emily Peacock knows awkward; for her show, You, Me & Diane, at Lawndale last year (and recently shown at Galveston Art Center), she wrangled some of her own family members into restaging some iconic Diane Arbus images.

On Saturday, December 14, Peacock will be holding a free photo session and open studio from 12-4 pm. Bring props, ugly sweaters, some family members or strangers off the street and capture the moment of discomfort and embarrassment forever.

Caution: Models may grow up to obsessively attempt to reenact the joy of awkwardly staged family photos. (from Emily Peacock's You, Me & Diane)

Caution: Models may grow up to obsessively attempt to reenact the joy of awkwardly staged family photos. (from Emily Peacock’s You, Me & Diane)

 

also by Paula Newton
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