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      July 13, 2019

      Saturday   2:00 PM

      2101 Winter Street
      Houston, Texas 77007

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      Artist Talk and Reception - Higher Ground (Relics of a Mission)

      Saturday, July 13, 2019, 2pmFotoFest at Winter Street StudiosArtists Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen (Hillerbrand+Magsamen) conduct an artist talk to accompany their exhibition, Hillerbrand+Magsamen - Higher Ground (Relics of a Mission), presented by FotoFest at Winter Street Studios.This project is presented by FotoFest in conjunction with the Visit Houston: Space City event taking place on Saturday, July 13, campus wide at Sawyer Yards.______________________________________________________ABOUT THE ARTISTSThe artistic team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen is the collaboration of Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen. Together they create sculpture, installation, performance, video and photographic works they call “Suburban Fluxus.” Often including their two children, Madeleine and Emmett in their work, the family critiques and playfully scrutinizes contemporary suburban life.Hillerbrand+Magsamen have presented their videos in international film and media festivals including Houston Cinema Arts Festival, London SciFi Film Festival, WAND V Stuttgarter Filmwinter, New York Underground Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Boston Underground Film Festival and MonkeyTown. Their cinematic based installations have been exhibited at the Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), Center for Photography Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), Diffusion Photography Festival (Wales, UK) and Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX). Their most recent exhibitions include Priscilla Dobler and Hillerbrand+Magsamen: Americana at Maiden Lane exhibition Space (New York, NY, 2019) and The Devices Project, at Heidi Vaughn Fine Art (Houston, TX) in 2019.They have received grants from Mid America Arts Alliance, Sustainable Arts Foundation, Austin Film Society, Experimental Television Center, Ohio Arts Council, Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Center for Photography. Their project Higher Ground was a commission from the Houston Airport System and received 1st prize from juror Richard Linklater in the CineSpace program at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.Hillerbrand+Magsamen have participated in residency programs including: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, NY), Experimental Television Center (Owego, NY), Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY). Stephan Hillerbrand is a recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships (Germany) and MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH) residency.Mary and Stephan live and work in Houston with their two children, Madeleine and Emmett.

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