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APSU art exhibit to examine aesthetics of urban landscapes


           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The images – crumbling brick walls, rusty chain link fences, broken vending machines – depict an urban landscape weathered by the repetition of life. The objects have decayed because of their ceaseless interaction with the ever-moving world around them.

            Beginning Nov. 7, Clarksville residents will get to explore the intimacy of these images with a new photography exhibit, “The Urban Landscape: In and Out of the Margins,” which opens with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery. The exhibit, featuring works by such photographers as William Eggleston, Huger Foote, David Leonard and Vesna Pavlović, runs through Nov. 23.

            “The exhibit explores the visual experience of urban spaces through the medium of photography,” Warren Greene, APSU assistant professor of art and exhibit curator, said. “Through the lenses of contemporary photographers, this assembly of work attempts to reinterpret and re-image the overlooked and often derided areas of our built environments.”

            Several pieces in the exhibit, which is free and open to the public, are on loan from the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. The works are the creations of some of the most renowned photographers working today. Earlier this year, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville hosted a popular, long-running exhibit of Eggleston’s photographs.

            For more information on APSU’s The Urban Landscape exhibit, contact Paul Collins, APSU assistant professor or art and Trahern Gallery director, at or 931-221-7790.