Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

Houston PressPosted February 2, 2012 in In The News

​On Sunday, we’re stopping by to see the ”Alyssa Salomon: The Handmade Print” exhibit at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Susie J. Silbert, curatorial fellow at HCCC, has some high praise for the work. ”I think the way she composes her photographs and titles them is poetry. I think of poetry as these few words that are supposed to evoke an emotion.”

Silbert points to one photograph, These Wild Ecstasies. It’s a simple image of a man with outstretched arms. The effect is one of joy and freedom. “With just these three words and one image, she’s evoked an entire experience,” says Silbert. “It’s a simple moment that’s so full. This whole mood is created, and it’s something that’s very different from what I would expect looking at the component parts.”

The exhibit is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through April 8 at HCCC, 4848 Main. For information, visit or call 713-529-4848.