Falke-Ing Around

Photographer Terry Falke has spent four decades exploring what makes a landscape particularly American, and his career is a document of how that definition has changed. He began shooting black and white landscapes with Ansel Adams' California collective, the Friends of Photography in Carmel, in the early 1970s, but over the years he pushed his work to a richer, full-color modernism. Through it all, his work gets at the bigness of the American West and the persistent way little pieces of modern life creep in. Based in Dallas now, he's focusing on the concept of shelter, from roadside desert picnic spots to lonely gas stations at night, bleeding light into darkness. His work hangs through June 8 at the Afterimage Gallery, open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays in the Quadrangle, 2800 Routh St., #141. Call 214-871-9140 or visit afterimagegallery.com for more info.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Starts: April 30. Continues through June 8, 2010