Thursday, October 23, 2014

White Rock Theater on National At Risk List

White Rock Wildlife Water Theater. June 2014. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
White Rock Wildlife Water Theater. June 2014. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Yesterday the Landslide 2014: Art and the Landscape, The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2014 list of at-risk and threatened site was launched. The list included 11 examples " of land-based art from ancient petroglyphs to earthworks, folk art creations, single artist, multi-acre installations and others threatened with demolition, neglect, poor maintenance, vandalism and lack of funding." On the list was Dallas artist's Frances Bagley and Tom Orr's White Rock Wildlife Water Theater. I was thrilled to be commissioned by The Cultural Landscape Foundation to document the conditions of the theater to help bring attention to these at-risk sites. Read and see more here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RIP FERN

Fern. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith

RIP Fern. 
For such a tiny girl she occupied a lot of space in our lives, hearts and home. Fern had the smallest paws and the sweetest meow. Her gorgeous green eyes were filled with sincerity. Fern showed up on our back porch one day 14 years ago. She was a grown kitten and quickly became part of our family. She purred for sunshine and head scratches. She is missed.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One year ago: Nasher XChange

Ugo Rondinone. Fish Trap Lake. October 2013. Dallas, Texas ©Allison V. Smith

Ruben Ochoa . Trinity River Audubon Center. October 2013. Dallas, Texas ©Allison V. Smith

Lara Almarcegui. Oak Cliff Gardens. October 2013. Dallas, Texas ©Allison V. Smith
Once year ago I was documenting the Nasher XChange. Read about the anniversary celebration & project here. See more of my favorite photographs in my archive or in the catalog.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Insta-Marfa

 Cactus at Marfa Hill House . October 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Pearline outside Garza Marfa  October 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith

The Polyphonic Spree in Marfa! October 2014. Marfa, Texas  © Allison V. Smith

Robert Irwin at Chinati . October 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Thanks @photographique_dallas © Allison V. Smith

Just back from Marfa, Texas and I miss it already. Above some Hipstamatic shots seen on Instagram from our weekend in Marfa.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

West Texas time

Cactus 1. June 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Cactus 2. June 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Cactus 1. June 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith


I am looking forward to returning to Marfa this weekend to revisit a few things.



Tuesday, October 07, 2014

from the files

Anne and her Mom. 1989. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith

 Found in the Files. A portrait I shot of of my high school best friend and her mom, Avedon-style. I feel in the spirit of Nicholas Nixon that this portrait should be remade.



Monday, October 06, 2014

Photos from the Road IV

Amarillo. September 2014. Tucumcari, NM © Allison V. Smith
Lights.September 2014. Tucumcari, NM © Allison V. Smith
There is more where this came from.