If you’ve ever driven that stretch of Interstate 35 just south of Dallas and been floored that the miles of green pastures and wooded areas that lined the highway just a decade ago are now a perpetual tract of retail and restaurant and storage units, you’ll appreciate Debora Hunter’s exhibition Consuming (Interests): Photographs from Taos, New Mexico. Displayed at the Pollock Gallery at SMU, 3140 Dyer St., the collection of photos juxtaposes domestic and commercial structures (like gas stations, dump sites and residences) with the beautiful natural surroundings of the New Mexican landscape, asking the viewer to consider the drive to create and consume versus the preservation of natural resources. The breathtaking backdrops of Hunter’s work create a striking commentary in her pieces, which will be on view from Tuesday through Saturday, October 12. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit smu.edu/meadows for more.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 3. Continues through Oct. 12, 2013