Rebecca and I are very glad to be in Rapid City, South Dakota, for the opening of her “My Dakota” exhibition at the Dahl Arts Center. As one can see in these installation shots, Rebecca is echoing the form of the book through writing some of her text pieces directly on the wall.
With this exhibition and book, Rebecca has managed to create something of poignant beauty and poetic resonance out of a family tragedy –– her brother’s untimely death. So this opening is particularly special because Rebecca’s father and mother, aged 92 and 85, are coming to the opening.
Also a nice coincidence: the New Yorker Photo Booth blog, is running a piece on Rebecca’s book today.––Alex Webb
UPCOMING EVENTS: JUNE & JULY
––THURSDAY, JUNE 21, RICCO MARESCA GALLERY, NY: “Weather,” a group exhibition with a selection of photographs from MY DAKOTA, 6-8 pm. The exhibition runs through August 17.
RAPID CITY, SD
––FRIDAY, JUNE 1, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: “My Dakota” exhibition opening and book signing, Dahl Arts Center, 5-7pm. The exhibition will run until October 13, 2012.
––FRIDAY, JUNE 1: Launch of OUR DAKOTA Flickr site, an online photographic community
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, AT LOOK3 PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
TUESDAY, JULY 7-8pm:”Together and Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb,” Schermer Hall, Anderson Ranch Campus, Snowmass, Colorado. Q&A with the Webbs and book signing of “The Suffering of Light” and “My Dakota” to follow.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA
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