Dave Anderson Rough Beauty

Nov. 10, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008

Opening Lecture: Nov. 12, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Concert Hall, Wilson Hall
Reception in the Gallery to follow

Rough Beauty, Dave Anderson’s photographic documentation of the town of Vidor, Texas, has received international acclaim. Between the fall of 2003 and early 2006, Anderson made 50 trips to Vidor, a hard-scrabble community in southeast Texas reviled for its history of Klan activities. Rough Beauty reveals the lingering effects of this history in a town struggling to create a new identity from a difficult past. Anderson’s photographs also bring to light the resiliency and hidden beauty within this community. Anderson and Rough Beauty have been profiled on NPR and on Canadian television, and Rough Beauty was the winner of the Santa Fe Center for Photography 2005 Project Competition. During the exhibition, Anderson will spend a week in the Art Department as a visiting artist.

Artist residencies in the Art Department are made possible by generous support of the William Hollis Visiting Artist Fund.