The Cat In His Underwear : Photos From Austin
Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Artist talk: Friday, September 13, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition on display: September 6 – 29, 2019
Viewing hours: Thu – Sun, 11 am – 5 pm
Contact: Jane Bishop (210) 878-5711 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Free and open to the public
The Cat In His Underwear – These photographs, shot on the streets of Austin between 2009 and 2019, show the city through subjects grand and banal: cityscapes, bars, advertising, street art, street performances during South by Southwest, humor, odd juxtapositions, animals, ambiguity, University of Texas football, guns, religion, and music. Plus references to local celebrities like Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Farah Fawcett. The exhibition’s title, describes one of the photographs, and reflects the city’s irreverence and humor. A book of the same title is in the works. Ed has worked as a staff photographer for the Baytown Sun, the Texas House of Representatives, and the Austin American-Statesman. He also freelanced for various wire services and publications such as The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Us, and Texas Monthly.
In 1980 Ed joined the Peace Corps, and later became a foreign service officer asigned to United States embassies and consulates worldwide. He retired from diplomacy in 2010. Last year his exhibition about San Antonio, Selling The Alamo, was at Mockingbird Handprints during Fotoseptiembre. Ed currently lives in Austin.