Fotofest 2014 – The Maloney Collection


Fotofest 2014 – Chris Hooper’s Photograph

Chris Hooper’s print from the Maloney Collection will be on display at Fotofest’s exhibition called The Collector’s Eye: The Maloney Collection.

The prints title is Imago Urbicum Mutavi IV (aka The Bridge). Please read my blog post about the original Imago Urbicum Mutavi series and view the portfolio of new images based on the original series: Imago Urbicum Mutavi (Part 2).

The Collector’s Eye: The Maloney Collection

Curated by FotoFest Director Steven Evans and Collector James Maloney, this is Fotofest’s third installment of the Collector’s Eye series. The exhibitions highlight privately owned, museum-quality, collections of photography in the Houston area.

Prominent art patrons, such as Houston’s James Edward Maloney, understand the art of collecting high quality prints. This year, FotoFest showcases photographs from the legendary Maloney Collection.

An attorney by trade, Mr. Maloney is also an avid photographer and philanthropist. He is a former member of the Boards of Directors of both FotoFest and the Houston Center for Photography. Mr. Maloney is currently a Trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). In fact, he is a long-time supporter of the MFAH, its Photography Department and its celebrated Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, Anne Wilkes Tucker. Not surprisingly, he has donated many important prints to the museum’s collection. And, he was an underwriter of the Museum’s landmark War/Photography exhibition in 2012.

His extensive collection was built over the course of nearly thirty years. The collection contains works from notable historic and contemporary artist. There is a broad range of styles represented, from classical and avant-garde vintage black and white prints to large-scale color images by contemporary photographers.

“Jim’s collecting decisions are personal and emotional, as opposed to strategic or market driven. This has resulted in a collection of images that are often surprising and deeply resonant.” – Steven Evans, FotoFest Executive Director

Now is your chance to view 60 prints from Mr. Maloney’s vast private collection. The exhibit is open to the public October 23 – November 29, 2014; Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm (excluding Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday), at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, Texas 77007.

Fotofest 2014 – The Maloney Collection

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