Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Presents Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens


HOUSTON, TX.- Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens marks the first museum solo exhibition for this New York-based photographer and performance artist. The exhibition is on view from January 6 through April 3 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Often incorporating the camera in his performance works, Owens blurs the boundaries between the documentation of his performance events and the creation of photographic artwork born out of action. Additionally, Owens’ performances break through the separation between artist and viewer by allowing audiences to participate in events. He also restages historical work by other artists, creating open-ended situations that challenge the convention of art-making. Inherent in his work, however, is the proclivity for performance as complex and process-oriented work. Owens’ works often contain multiple components and layers based upon his interactions with the public or other artists. These interac