Tabitha Soren at HCP
The Houston Center for Photography is having an artist talk with Tabitha Soren on Friday October 2, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Soren's work speaks to the twists of fate in life that can unhinge us. In her work, she attempts to visualize psychological states and the internal weather that storms through each of us. Running depicts the fight or flight response. Panic Beach upends the viewer as panic attacks do. Fantasy Life is about what it looks like to try to touch greatness. In her newest series SURFACE TENSION she foregrounds the anxiety we navigate in the struggle to adapt to technological domination. Fingerprints are shot on top of a web search to create textural conflicts that reiterate the struggle of forces we feel in our heads - whether we notice them or not.
Over the past ten years, her projects have been published in The New York Times Magazine, BLINK, Vanity Fair and New York Magazine, among others. Soren's work is in many private collections. Public collections include the Oakland Museum of Art, in California, Transformer Station in Ohio, San Francisco's Pier 24, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, both in Louisiana.
About the Artist
Tabitha Soren was born into a military family and grew up all over the world. Snapshots were one of the few ways she had to remember the details that made up her life in the last town or base — so she took pictures incessantly and spent many afternoons cataloguing them. Soren headed to New York City for college where she received a BA in Journalism and Politics at New York University. After a career in television news shooting 30 frames a second, Soren decided she wanted to concentrate on one frame at a time and spent a year studying photography at Stanford University.