Walker Evans

Landscapes in Transition

OCTOBER 29, 2018 – JANUARY 21, 2019 [closed for winter break]

(Mezzanine Gallery)

Walker Evans: Landscapes in Transition will gather a collection of photographs, newly printed from the archives of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, that demonstrate both the formal and social intelligence of the artist. Taken at the height of the Great Depression in the mid-1930s under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration, his images chart an America in the process of transformation: the idiosyncratic architecture and hand-drawn commercial signage of the American South was giving way to the standardization associated with modern life, of which photography itself played a role. The exhibition will also address decidedly local concerns, featuring photographs Evans took in Winston-Salem.

It will be concurrent with Teju Cole: Blind Spot in the Hanes Gallery and overlap with Reynolda House‚Äôs exhibition, Dorothea Lange’s America (September 14, 2018 – December 30, 2018)


Organization

Curator: Prof. Jay Curley (Art History), with student involvement

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