Read and Plant

Sheila Cunningham is a photographer who lives and works in Dallas. She experiments with various media to create installations, which she then photographs to create a final piece. Cunningham's especially interested in the decline of books, the recent surge of interest in plants and the connection between them. In her recent pieces, she uses whole plants and books, combining the two elements to tell a new story. The results are lush photographs that suggest stillness and chaos at the same time. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) presents seven pieces from this series at the Mercantile Coffee House--with whom the gallery has teamed up to promote local, emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year--1800 Main St., through January 8. For information, call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org.
Dec. 11-Jan. 8, 2010
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