Whereabouts & Hideouts
Open now through May 29, 2021.
The Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection (AP/RC) encompasses an exceptional variety of artworks created since the 1960s. Among them artists have spent considerable attention on what many call the "built environment," that is the buildings and structures that humans have constructed and installed on the surface of the earth.
Buildings swamp our planet. From town to town, city to city, ranch to ranch, farm to farm, houses, barns, stores, schools, churches, offices, gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, box stores...the list goes on...frame our daily lives. They provide shelters and homes, places to work and buy food, and places to learn and entertain. The buildings reflect what is important to us, who we are. As these buildings rise and later turn to ruins, they chronicle human activities and cultural expressions.
Four AP/RC artists from Texas and New Mexico turned their attention to distinctly regional views of our "built environment," giving us a glimpse of the unparalleled collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University and each artist's perspective on the buildings we live with.