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John Houck

Summer Reading: The New Issue of “The Highlights”

by Whitney Kimball on July 11, 2012
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Boo-yah. This week christens a brand-new issue of “The Highlights,” one of the more freewheeling online arts journals. A few highlights so far include Carmen Winant’s refreshingly breezy critical essay on the film “Personal Best” and analytical translations of Yiddish Brooklyn street posters by Robert Hult. A sample: “Another shtreimel hat ad from 2009, this one placing a hat between a blue sky and a computer generated sunburst, suggesting movement.” Shazam.

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In Our Masthead: John Houck

by Art Fag City on May 26, 2009

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John Houke, McNoon Lighting, C Print

John Houke‘s, photographic series To The Things, captures the physical properties of the spiritual and logical, as well as many of its mechanical elements. Light may resemble higher reasoning in one photograph, and in another, one of many products that could be used to manufacture that effect. Houke’s McNoon Lighting, falls squarely in the latter category, and is currently in our masthead. We highly recommend his website.

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John Houke, Vertical Blinds , C Prints

BIOGRAPHY

John Houck works with photographic materials and executes architectural interventions. Through installations, he explores photography as a mode of thought, focusing on the relationship between embodied perception and depiction. John Houck is a Los Angeles based artist who received his MFA from UCLA in 2007. He lectures in the architecture departments at UCLA and SCIArc and will attend the Whitney Independent Study Program this fall. He looks forward to trying to surf on the east coast.

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