Terry Evans Pops up Along the Prairie!

Terry Evans has been busy with exhibitions in North Texas, Chicago, Nebraska, and Kansas – it’s safe to say her photographs are popping up like prairie dogs!

Field Museum, Drawer of Bluebirds, 2000
Field Museum, Drawer of Bluebirds, 2000

Before the advent of agriculturists and the invasion of the plow, the prairie was inundated by herds of buffalo, elk and prairie dogs living harmoniously within the grassland. Decades later, the buffalo have disappeared, several plant species are now obsolete, and the tallgrasses have been replaced by crop circles and manicured paths. It is this change Evans has been photographing. When speaking about her photographs, Evans says her images… “show marks that contain contradictions and mysteries which raise questions about how we live on the prairie.”

Don’t miss your chance to see Terry’s work in person, check out one of her exhibitions below.

Oil pad on Davis prairie near White Earth, June 2011
Oil pad on Davis prairie near White Earth, June 2011

University of North Texas Art Gallery
Permanence/Impermanence exhibition challenges ideas of consistency, mutability

This exhibition challenges the ideas of what is constant and what is mutable. The artworks remind viewers that when considering environmental change, what may appear to be temporary may in fact inadvertently become longstanding; and conversely, the ground underneath our feet, although seemingly steadfast, may be shifting.

On view through Oct 17th at the University of North Texas Art Gallery.

Oil waste dump, northwestern North Dakota, October 16, 2011
Oil waste dump, northwestern North Dakota, October 16, 2011

The Wichita Art Museum
No Mountains in the Way, 40 Years Later: Kansas Documentary Photography

The exhibition and catalogue for No Mountains in the Way first appeared in 1975. The Wichita Art Museum celebrates the 40-year anniversary of this important project of documentary photography in Kansas.

On view through January 3, 2016 in the Paul Ross Gallery and Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery.

Scott’s Appaloosas resting, near White Earth, North Dakota, May, 2011
Scott’s Appaloosas resting, near White Earth, North Dakota, May, 2011

Peggy Notebaert Nature  Museum
City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness 

For seven days in October, the city’s top museums are joining together to celebrate Museum Week. Take advantage of discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and more at each of the 12 participating museums. From culture to constellations, art to animals large and small, this is your chance to experience everything Chicago in a whole new way!

On view October 1 – 7th, 2015 as park of Chicago Museum Week 2015.

West of Bismarck, North Dakota, October 15, 1997
West of Bismarck, North Dakota, October 15, 1997

Catholic Theological Union
Fall 2015: Environment of Concern

Opening reception: Friday, October 9, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.  
Welcoming remarks, 6:30 p.m.

Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Art Gallery
Academic and Conference Center, 4th Floor
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago

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Museum of Nebraska Art
This Big Land

Artists both native to Nebraska and those traveling through have been struck by the vast land and sky of the prairies. This exhibition focuses on works that utilize large-scale formats to capture that seemingly limitless sensation as well as the intricacies that lie therein.

On view October 13, 2015 – February 21, 2016

To  see more of Terry Evan’s photographs visit our website.

 

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