Photos of Houses

Photography show at Dallas' PDNB Gallery will open with celebrity cameo

Photography show at Dallas PDNB Gallery will open with celebrity cameo

Ben Marcin, Houses
Last House Standing, Ben Marcin. Photo courtesy of PDNB

Houses are the theme of a new exhibition at PDNB Gallery, whose lineup of photographers from around the world includes a Hollywood actor.

Called "Houses For Sale," the show surveys homes photographed everywhere from the country to suburbia to the New Jersey Shore, some in the most questionable settings. PDNB Gallery artists, and some artists new to the gallery, will be featured.

The exhibit will include the photo essay Last House Standing by Ben Marcin, a German-born artist who documents isolated, decaying two- and three-floor walk-ups found in Baltimore and Philadelphia. The old buildings stand alone on the street, waiting next in line to be demolished.

It also includes images from actor and photographer Jason Lee, whose road trip around Texas recently culminated in a book, A Plain View, portraying a colorful series of structures found in country towns around Texas.

Artist Ira Wagner spent 10 years documenting raised houses on the New Jersey Shore, where people live knowing the future location of their property will be in the ocean. Wagner's book, Houseraising, was published last year.

Gallery artists Bill Owens, Chris Verene, Earlie Hudnall, David Graham, Keith Carter, William Greiner, Jeanine Michna-Bales, and Peter Brown will also be included in this themed exhibition, as well as Edward S. Curtis, Joakim Eneroth (Sweden), Wu Jialin (China), Vitaly Smirnov (Russia), Christina Patoski, and Beaux Comeaux.

The exhibit runs from January 5 to March 2, with an opening reception on January 5 from 5-8 pm. Artists attending the opening reception include Ben Marcin, Jason Lee, William Greiner, and Christina Patoski. Maybe after the reception, they'll hit Barley & Board? It's the Denton brewpub in which Lee was an investor when it opened in 2015.

This exhibition is co-curated by Gallery Director Burt Finger, and Assistant Director Luisa Goldstein.