Online Artists' Talk with Nelson Armour

Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 7 – 8 pm

1310 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Perspective Gallery is proud to present a new exhibit by fine art photographer, Nelson W. Armour. The exhibit “Good Gates Make Good Neighbors” explores the gates of gated communities. Found across of the country, gated communities proliferate in certain areas such as the Coachella Valley, CA. The physical gates range from basic to highly ornate and, may have guards, guard houses or faux turrets. They ostensibly offer security, but, from what and from whom? Who are the gates aimed at, criminals, people of color, immigrants, working people? Does fear grow or lessen behind the gates? Armour’s rich black and white prints challenge the viewer to answer the paraphrased question inspired by Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Fences,” Do good gates make good neighbors?