Debi van Zyl
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This exhibition of 84 photographs introduces the visitor to worlds that are framed equally by beauty and violence, reflecting Wilson's challenge to traditional views and stereotypes of the American West. Text from Wilson's field journals accompanies the photographs, recalling her personal experiences behind the camera.

The low ceilings in the gallery presented a design challenge where many of the large framed pieces needed to be double-hung. With careful space planning, temporary wall configurations, color and lighting, the high-density exhibit felt balanced and measured.

THAT DAY: Laura Wilson
Pictures in the American West

Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
September 15–December 10, 2017

with Annex Design Services