Alvin Baltrop

Jul 20, 2012


The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston currently presents Perspectives 179–Alvin Baltrop: Dreams Into Glass, the first major solo museum survey of work by this African-American photographer.

Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1948, Baltrop died from cancer in 2004 at the age of fifty-five. The exhibition serves to introduce audiences to Baltrop’s visionary talent as a photographer, one who captured the beauty and decay of some of this country’s most iconic urban landscapes as well as the pivotal moments of a society in transition. The survey features both vintage photographs and recent prints created by the artist over a thirty-five year period, including work from the mid-1960s to the early 2000s, a slide presentation of images shot by the artist that were not printed, and a sound collage taken from the artist’s many phone conversations and interviews, as well as rare archival and ephemeral material lent by the artist’s Trust.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

July 20th – October 21st, 2012
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006