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Consuming(Interests): Photographs from Taos, New Mexico by Debora Hunter

Reception with the artist: September 6, 5-8 p.m.

Gallery Talks: Wednesday, September 18, noon and Saturday, September 21, 1:00.


Counterpoint to the romanticizing images of the Northern New Mexican landscape, Associate Professor of Art at SMU Debora Hunter addresses consumer culture within the context of endangered natural resources.

Hunter has photographed the cultural landscape of Taos, New Mexico for the past ten years. Through careful recording of domestic and commercial architecture within the majestic sweep of sky and land, she reframes the question of man versus nature. This inquiry is ever more urgent as consumer culture bumps hard against diminishing natural resources. Edited from the large archive of photographs, this selection includes images of abandoned gas stations, drought blighted gardens, self-storage rental units, ramshackle manufactured modular homes, landfilled garbage dumps, foreclosed faux adobe luxury houses, and litter spewed mesas. Hunter’s Consuming (Interests) examines our drive to consume amid an ever less bountiful landscape.


September 03, 2013 to December 10, 2013
11:00am to 5:00pm


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