HIGH PLAINS - PETER BROWN
Presented by Harris Gallery, 1100 Bissonnet, Houston, TX
Exhibition Dates: February 25 - March 25, 2006.
HIGH PLAINS, shown at Harris Gallery, Houston, is the first exhibition of work from the Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize which Peter Brown and the writer Kent Haruf were awarded by Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies in 2005. for this project, Peter Brown has photographed the rural landscape, small towns and people of the central high plains with a large format camera in color, and Kent Haruf has written short evocative prose pieces. The work, made over the last three years, is still in progress, and is at this stage composed of large scale prints and text that work together in open ended ways.
Peter Brown's honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Arts Fellowship, the Imogen Cunningham Award, an Alfred Eisenstaedt Prize and fellowships from the Grahm Foundation, the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and the Carnegie Foundation. His books are Seasons of Light and On the Plains. His work has been published and exhibited widely in this country and abroad and he lives with his wife Jill and their daughter Caitlin in Houston.
Peter Brown's Plains work was also on display at The Houston Center for Photography, 1441 W. alabama, Houston, TX
Exhibition Dates: March 17 - April 19, 2006.
Kent Haruf's honors include a Whiting Foundation Award and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation. His novel Plainsong, won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist from the National Book Awards, the Los Angles Times Book Prize, and the New Yorker Book Award. He is the author of Eventide, The Tie That Binds and Where You Once Belonged. He live with his wife, Cathy, in his native Colorado.