Lens Crafters

Smith and Stautberg shine in Whistler’s gallery

New works by photographers Allison V. Smith and Ann Stautberg provide insights into the subtlety of often overlooked colors and textures. The West Texas town of Marfa may be famous for its mysterious lights, but Smith's photos illuminate a palette of surprisingly vibrant hues against the stark canvas of the barren town. A Dollar General store sign never put off a warmer yellow glow than the one Smith captured. Stautberg's recent works focus on some of the more alien aspects of Texas foliage and the eerie shadows it casts. Palm fronds uncurl like fleshy fingers, while shaking branches cast ghostly reflections before her lens. Works by Allison V. Smith and Ann Stautberg are on display through November 25 at Barry Whistler Gallery, 2909-B Canton St. Call 214-939-0242 or visit barrywhistlergallery.com.
Oct. 21-Nov. 25
 
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