Learn more about the exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses with CAMH’s Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator, Patricia Restrepo and three visual artists featured in the exhibition—Tay Butler, Robert Hodge, and Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud. Join in a conversation about this two-part interdisciplinary exhibition that orbits around the legacy of the late Houston legend DJ Screw. Each artist will share more about their work and process.
This program will take place in CAMH’s Cullen Education Resource Room and seating will be limited. We recommend arriving early.
About Tay Butler
Tay Butler is multi-disciplinary artist based in Houston, Texas while studying in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Currently an MFA candidate of the University of Arkansas’ Photography and Studio Art program, Butler received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. A multi-hyphenate who utilizes photography, collage, video, music, installation, and performance to identify and confront history, migration, memory, and identity. Butler begins with literature, folklore, national and local media, editorial materials, ephemera, and historical documents. This content is then digitized, photographed, cut, clipped, extended, collaged, shrunk, enlarged, exposed, uncovered, repeated or redacted, and placed into a new context. Constructing revisionist histories that are fictional but true, authentic yet imagined, these stories act like braids and weave together a rich tapestry that can last longer than human memory. Butler is consistently building a portfolio of photography, video and performance exhibitions, and installations from Project Row Houses and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, to Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.
About Robert Hodge
Robert Hodge is an American multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores themes of history, commemoration, and a strong connection to music. Hodge works have been exhibiting across the country and internationally creating conversations around bringing” art to people.” Hodge explores outside the canvas with installations, short films, and most recently music albums that are extensions of the exhibitions he has been a part of.
About Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud
Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud is a third generation artist based in Houston, Texas. She has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. She studied Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Recurring themes in her work include: mapping land and space, a search for meaning rooted in the African diaspora, minimalism, sensation, and ritual. Space and time are also central to her art, with a unique focus on slowness, restraint, pauses, fragments, the margins and negative space.
Banner image: Tay Butler, Lakefront, 2017. Photomontage on wood. Courtesy the artist.