Artist Talk And Book Signing: Steven Evans

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston says
Artist, curator, and FotoFest Director Steven Evans presents a talk and book signing at CAMH, held in conjunction with the release of his publication "The Number One Song In Heaven."

Evans has been presenting works using disco song titles, painted directly on the wall, since the late 1980s. The recent exhibitions "Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault" at Artists Space in New York and "LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX I – Art Aids Activism 1987-1995" at nGbK in Berlin have rediscovered and featured these "disco" artworks. In "The Number One Song In Heaven," his first artist book publication since 1986, Evans presents song titles from his extensive research files, including only number one disco songs from the late 1970s pre-AIDS era - a time before disco hits were tracked through sales and when the Billboard charts were determined by the response on the dance floor and word-of-mouth from the DJs themselves. The result is a collision of music and memory, revealing classic favorites, forgotten moments, and unexpected narrative.

Admission is free and open to the public. Order the book before the event at Art Metropole here:
http://artmetropole.com/shop/11602]

This event is made possible with the kind support of FotoFest International. Visit fotofest.org to learn more about FotoFest’s upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs.
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