NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Uniform 300, featuring the works of photographer Rahm Carrington in collaboration with curator and producer Alice Carrington Foultz.
In this rapidly growing world of free-flowing information, we are seeing a homogenization of culture. One can travel across the world and see the same fashions, trends and iconography. The “flattening” of the world has had many benefits, but it is contributing to this homogenization. Today, we see people turning back to their roots to find their own unique identity. We wear our “uniform” with pride, as a way to let others know who we are, where we came from, what we do, who we love and what we stand for. In this melting pot of culture it is a way to identify oneself.
In Uniform 300, Rahm and Alice explore the idea of a personal uniform. In some cases, this may be a Catholic Brother, Soldier or Escaramuza wearing a prescribed uniform. In other cases we may photograph a Spurs super- fan, or a restaurant owner, whereby their uniform is the clothes they wear and the image they portray. Furthermore, there is uniformity in the format of each one of these portraits, so that when the collection of photographs are gathered together, there is a distinct diversity in each of the subjects, but a uniformity in the collection and depiction.
Rahm Carrington’s photographs merge street, travel & lifestyle photography. In the age of digital photography and computerized manipulation, Carrington’s methods remain pure, staying true to the time-honored traditions of photography. Carrington’s work is part of numerous private collections across the country as well as the Kleberg Bank and King Ranch collections. He was selected to be an official partner of San Antonio’s Tricentennial in 2018 with the photographic portrait project Uniform 300 (where all 300 photographs were exhibited).
Alice Carrington Foultz has over thirty years experience in the art world. Having served on local, state and national art boards, including the Texas Commission for the Arts, The President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, The Public Art Board of San Antonio and the White House Historical Association. Alice’s range of work has included curatorial work, art education, a radio talk show and the assembly of numerous private and public art collections, including Jackson Walker, Akin Gump and The Kronkosky Foundation. Recent projects comprise of serving as curator for San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment from 2001 to 2017 where she helped assemble a “vision statement” for the organization and curated a 200 piece site specific collection. Alice also served as curator of the art collection in the Cellars apartment complex at the iconic Cellars at Pearl in San Antonio.
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