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Higher Education
LU professor to give talk on AMSET exhibition
News Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Beaumont, Texas: Lamar University professor and photographic artist, Keith Carter, will give a talk on artist Deborah Luster and her exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’s fall Taste of the Arts Lecture Series, Monday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the galleries with lunch to follow in the Two Magnolias café, Dutch treat style.

Carter’s photographs have been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. Thirteen books of his work have been published along with two documentary films: A Certain Alchemy, and Keith Carter: The Artist Series.  Called a "Poet of the Ordinary" by the Los Angeles Times, he is the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts. Carter has been featured on the arts segment of nationally televised CBS Sunday Morning, and is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center For Documentary Studies at Duke University.  His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, and Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Carter holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University where he was awarded the University's highest teaching honors: the Regents’ Professor Award and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize. 

Recognized for her use of photography focusing on the relationship between humanity, violence, and its consequences, Deborah Luster lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Galway, Ireland. The current exhibition features a video installation and portraits of prison inmates in costumes they created for a performance of the Passion Play at Angola maximum-security prison in Louisiana. Luster, who is currently represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship (2013), and a residency in Dublin with the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2014).

Deborah Luster —Passion Play along with Woven Wonders: Textiles from the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art will be on view from September 22-November 25, 2018 in the main galleries. On Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., AMSET will host a free and open to the public opening reception featuring a gallery talk by artist Deborah Luster. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided complimentary of AMSET.

For more information, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.





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