Terry Evans: Stories of the American Prairies
November 24, 2020—July 4, 2021
Terry Evans: Stories of the American Prairies features thirty-three photographs by acclaimed Chicago-based photographer, Terry Evans. The exhibition is a love letter to America’s Heartland documenting the ecological transformations of the mid-west from Texas to Canada. Evans’s micro-to-macro perspectives examine the land from the ground and from the air (the latter not by drone). Her art comes out of a knowledge of the history of landscape photography, art history, the history of her region, and America’s industrial development. And her vision is distinctly humanist, at once grassroots and universal. Evans’s art and message (equal parts fable, history, and autobiography) are relevant to Gainesville, also a prairie land with rapid development. Her photographs speak to our collective health and well-being, fitting for our time.
DETAIL: Terry Evans. Inland Beach, Humboldt Park, Chicago, June 29, 2004, Negative 2004, print 2019, Pigment print, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Art Acquisition Fund