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Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness at Nevada Museum of Art
Terry Falke, Mitchell Butte, Utah / Arizona Border, 1995 Tyoe-C Print. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection, Gift of the artist.
RENO.- Terry Falke’s body of wry, lyrical photographs forms an intimate and idiosyncratic portrait of the American Southwest. By emphasizing the unique beauty of the region’s landscape, Falke makes the incongruous and sometimes amusing artifacts of human presence more apparent. With a sense of humor and a remarkable ability to craft acute cultural and visual connections, his work reveals a paradise altered by human behavior. As personal as they are provocative, the large-format photographs of Observations in an Occupied Wilderness are the record of Falke’s deeply felt experience of the place he calls home.

This exhibition is presented as part of the NMA's Art + Environment series, an initiative that brings community, artists, and scholars together to explore the interaction between people and their environments.

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