January 22 - March 5, 2022
From the Alta Arts:
“The Alta Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by actor and filmmaker Matthew Modine. The exhibition features large scale aluminum prints of photographs taken while on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s famous film, Full Metal Jacket, in 1987. Modine starred as protagonist, US Marine Private Joker, and documented the filmmaking process using the 1960’s era Rolleiflex camera used by his character in the movie.
Modine’s photographs were shot with black and white film, and almost bend time by making use of the historic camera and a visual language which is immediately reminiscent of old war footage. Ranging from candid photographs of actors and crew, scenes in progress, pyrotechnics, Kubrick and of Modine himself, the images captured give rare insight into the making of the film while simultaneously speaking to the histories of photography, journalism, and war. The exhibition marks only the second time the photographs have been shown publicly, and their first time in Texas.
Matthew Modine will give a talk and Q+A session on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the gallery. Tickets are available at www.thealtaarts.org. Following the talk, the exhibition will be on view, free and open to the public at the Alta Arts through March 5, 2022. Gallery hours are 11:00 – 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday. The Alta Arts is located at 5412 Ashbrook Dr. 77081.
The Alta Arts is an interdisciplinary art center dedicated to creating variegated and dynamic programming that engages our diverse communities and provides opportunities for artists, performers, students and more. Founded in 2020, the organization occupies the former studio of famed architect Victor A. Lundy., in the Gulfton neighborhood of Houston.”
Reception: January 22, 2022 | 1–4 pm
5412 Ashbrook Drive, Houston, TX, 77081
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