Donna Wesley Spencer: A Southern Diary

Opening: Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, Sep 7 – 29, 2019

1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Donna Wesley Spencer started working on “A Southern Diary” six years ago when she realized that all of the photographs that she wanted to make were in the South – landscapes, structures, people – tthe atmosphere that only exists in the small town and rural South.

The South is an evocative place for Spencer, both because it is a fundamental part of her past and because it is a place where the layers of history and culture are still a visible presence. Nature is close and enveloping, and encounters with both people and place are often wonderfully unexpected.

The exhibition will consist of her more recent photographs and a book, A Southern Diary, which includes all of the photographs in the project as well as the reflections which Spencer made over the course of the project. The photographs in the exhibition were made in Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and Virginia.


Image: Donna Spencer, Casper in the Forest