Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Wait Watchers by Haley Morris-Cafiero, the second exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Wait Watchers will be on view September 21st – October 16th, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibit was recently selected as one of the top five exhibitions of the week by Glasstire.
For Wait Watchers, Morris-Cafiero sets up a camera in a public area where she performs mundane tasks. She then photographs the scene including herself, passers-by, and their reactions. The resulting images capture the gazes of passers-by in a Cartier-Bresson-like “decisive moment.”
The artist describes her project as a social experiment on how we judge and look at one anther. With the camera the artist “reverses the gaze back onto the stranger and places the viewer in the position of a passive witness.”
Haley Morris-Cafiero holds an MFA in Art from University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and is currently an Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation at Memphis College of Art in Tennessee. Her images have been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Le Monde, New York Magazine, and Salon. Her work has been exhibited nationally and world wide. In 2015, Magenta Foundation published, The Watchers, a monograph of this photographic series.
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email email@example.com or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.
Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.