, Port Arthur, Texas

November 6, 2012

AMSET Café Arts presents Antelope Light: Photographs by Lisa F. Richardson

The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT — BEAUMONT — The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents Antelope Light: Photographs by Lisa F. Richardson on view November 8, 2012 through January 20, 2013 in AMSET’s Café Arts, featuring artwork from local artist, Lisa Richardson.

This show features a collection of photographs that were taken at the Lower Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona in April 2012.

“Photographing the American Southwest has been an awakening and a justification of spirit,” Richardson states.  “I am always romanced by the high desert light and how eloquently it defines shape and color. My approach to photography is often about portraying the reality or truth of a subject, but I also enjoy finding abstract qualities and letting them be my muse.”

Much like the abstract expressionists, who took subjects out of context, she used shapes and their relationship with light to communicate her vision. By suspending reality, she hopes to invite the viewer to consider, not only what these pictures are, but also their emotional response to them.  Ultimately, each person’s response may be different. This is the true beauty of Antelope Light.

Richardson grew up in Beaumont and is a graduate of Lamar University. After a career in graphic design, she became involved in photography in 2006. Her photography often shows a deep connection to the American Southwest and its unique qualities.

Antelope Light: Photographs by Lisa F. Richardson is part of AMSET’s continued mission to feature local artists in Café Arts. The exhibition is open for viewing during regular museum hours: Monday through Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: noon - 5 pm. Two Magnolia’s serves lunch in Café Arts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact AMSET at (409) 832-3432 or visit