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Incorporated in 1986, the Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is an independent nonprofit organizationthat showcases innovative contemporary art.

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GAC is temporarily located at the corner of 25th and Market in downtown Galveston.
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Previous Exhibits

October 5th - November 24th
David Politzer: When You're Out There
Emily Peacock: You, Me & Diane

Opening Reception: October 5th 6-9pm | Gallery Talk at 6:30



David Politzer

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Emily Peacock

“I am attracted to strangeness, and the poignancy of our shared human condition.”
                                                   -Emily Peacock

The Galveston Arts Center proudly presents the work of two contemporary artists. David Politzer’s “Always a Disappointment” is is an evolving collection of video and photographic works that use the tropes of landscape art as a point of critical departure.

Emily Peacock’s “You, Me & Diane” is a series of photographs based on work from the seminal book Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph. Peacock has recreated Arbus' influential images using herself and her own family as the subject matter. She always creates photographs from within the familiar, people and places she knows intimately.

The exhibitions will open during the October 5th ArtWalk and will remain on view through November 24th, 2013.  Curator Clint Willour will lead a gallery talk with both artists beginning at 6:30 pm during ArtWalk.  The event is free and open to the public.

On October 19th, the South Central Regional Conference of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), will be touring the exhibit with both artists.

David Politzer received a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College in 1998, and an MFA in Photography from Syracuse University in 2005. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Carol Crow Fellowship at the Houston Center for Photography. His work appears in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, New Mexico, as well as the Lowe Art Gallery at Syracuse University, New York. Politzer currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.

Emily Peacock received a BS in Photography from Sam Houston State University and an MFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston in 2011. In 2008 she was awarded the Presidential Graduate Fellowship from the University of Houston. Her work can be seen in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Peacock currently lives and works in Houston.