Nebraska Tallgrass Prairies
Reception: Friday, August 7 from 5-8 p.m.
View in our Folsom Gallery through September 25
The work of local photographer Jean Lewis often features long abandoned sites throughout Nebraska. Lewis’ treatment of Nebraska’s forgotten buildings and land is emotionally provocative and heigtened by her skillful use of the camera. In her statement about the exhibition, Lewis says, “To balance our technical world we need the quiet of the prairie. In the quiet we can listen to our inner, spiritual, selves. We can contemplate the lessons that we need to guide our world through the interconnected crises of climate, energy, pollution, and population.” Lewis’ photographs are sure to evoke emotion within this intimate setting.
A Note From the Gallery Director
Summer is in full swing, and so are the exhibits at the LUX! This month, opening August 7, local photographer Jean Lewis presents twenty-four of her latest black and white photographs in Nebraska Tallgrass Prairies. Striking out alone for a day or week at a time, Lewis ventures out into the Nebraska landscape – her subject for 20 years – following her collection of maps and intuition. She is truly an explorer, taking notes wherever she goes and revisiting places at just the right time of day to get her shot. Equally attracted to the stories and histories of the places she adventures, it is clear that Lewis holds a deep appreciation for the land and people of Nebraska.
This collection of photographs will be on view through September, but don’t forget to come meet the artist from 5-8 p.m. on First Friday and hear her speak about her work. Lewis’ artist talk will be at 6 p.m.
Step out of the summer heat and into some wonderful art. I’ll see you soon!