Exhibition: Molly Block

 

Houston based photographer Molly Block, most recognized for her vintage neon signage imagery, will be debuting a new show at Catherine Couturier Gallery on April 8, 2017 titled Roadside Relics. Block, who has a background in architecture, and has spent the majority of her professional career in the non-profit sector, began documenting vintage neon signs and other roadside sights in 2011.

“My focus in photographing vintage signs stems from my appreciation for each sign's uniqueness and the craftsmanship involved in making each sign; each sign truly is a work of art,” Block says. She adds: "Weathering, and businesses changing hands or closing altogether, are among the factors that affect historic signage, so continuing to document what still stands today remains of interest to me."

Block's work has been shown at the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, California, and in exhibitions in Denver, San Francisco, New York, Vienna (Austria), and in galleries throughout Texas.

Roadside Relics will feature a collection of vibrant and colorful images of signage found along the roads of Texas and across the United States. Her imagery emphasizes the ability photography has to capture beauty in details while being used as a tool to preserve Americana culture and the stories of the past.

Roadside Relics will be on display through May 13, 2017.

 

Molly Block, Texas Favorite (Lighter) Study 2, Roadside Relics

Texas Favorite, Study 2, 2016
26 x 26 inches
Houston, TX
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block, Neon Bowl Study 2.3, Roadside Relics

Vintage Neon Bowl, Study 2, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block, Texas Neon (Now Gone) Roadside Relics

Texas Neon (Now Gone), 2014
8 x 8 inches
Jacksonville, TX
Edition 10 of 45


Molly Block Tropicana in Tuscon  

Tropicana in Tuscon, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Tuscon, AZ
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block Cafe Neon Sign

Cafe Neon Sign, 2016
8 x 8 inches
McKinney, Texas
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block Cheese 'n Stuff (2016)

Cheese 'n Stuff, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Pheonix, AZ
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block Let's Eat (Now Gone)

Lets Eat (Now Gone), 2016
8 x 8 inches
Mesa, AZ
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block Sky Ranch Vegas Motel

Sky Ranch Vegas Hotel, 2013
8 x 8 inches
Las Vegas, NV
Edition 2 of 25

 

Molly Block Googie Goodness, Study 2, 2016

Googie Goodnes, Study 2, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Los Angeles, CA
Edition 1 of 25

 

Molly Block Pasadena Neon (Now Gone)

Pasadena Neon (Now Gone)
15 x 15 inches
Pasadena, TX
Edition 7 of 45

 

Molly Block Drivateria (Now Gone), 2013

Drivateria (Now Gone), 2013
8 x 8 inches
Waco, TX
Edition 3 of 45

 

Molly Block Moody's Jewelry in Tulsa

Neon Jewelry, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Tulsa, OK
Edition 1 of 25

 

Corbin Bowl 2 (2016)

Corbin Bowl, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Tarzana. CA
Edition 1 of 25

 

Vintage Motel Signage Study 2.2 (2016)

Vintage Motel Signage, Study 2, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Culver City, CA
Edition 1 of 25

 

Sun Land Motel (2016)

Sun Land Motel (Now Gone), 2016
8 x 8 inches
Mesa, AZ
Edition 1 of 25

 

Diving Lady Motel, 2016

Diving  Lady Motel, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Mesa, AZ
Edition 1 of 25

 

Riviera Against Wild Sky

Riviera Against Wild Sky, 2014
8 x 8 inches
Denver, CO
Edition 4 of 45

 

 Heights Theater, 2017

Heights Theater, 2017
26 x 26 inches
Houston, TX
Edition 1 of 25

 

Neon Coffee Shop

 

Neon Coffee Shop, 2017
8 x 8 inches
San Antonio, TX
Edition 1 of 25

Buckhorn Baths, 2016

 

Buckhorn Baths, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Mesa, AZ
Edition 1 of 25

 

Safari Inn, 2016

Safari Inn, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Burbank, CA
Edition 1 of 25

 

Linbrook Bowl, Study 2, 2016

Linbrook Bowl, Study 2, 2016
8 x 8 inches
Anaheim, CA
Edition 1 of 25

 

All prints are archival inkjet prints

unframed pricing is as follows:

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Email: gallery@CatherineCouturier.com

Phone: (713) 524-5070