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The Empire of Texas
The Empire of Texas
March 2 - June 24

Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery

See Texas through the lens of El Paso native photographer Richard Baron. The Empire of Texas is the first museum showing of thirty-nine select works from Baron’s most recent photographic series. In 2015-16, following on the heels of another series featuring the facades of American skyscrapers, Baron began traveling Texas in search of material ranging from abandoned storefronts and drive-in movie screens to new superhighways. Capturing his subjects in black and white in a standard landscape format, Baron combines a modernist sense of design with a love for both unexpected and iconic Texas cultural markers—from the Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo to a Texas-shaped waffle from a motel restaurant in Corpus Christi.

Support for this exhibition is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts.

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