New Prints by John Pearson
- On View: April 10, 2017 – June 30, 2017
This series of polymer photogravure prints by co-op artist John Pearson features images from the Red River Valley captured during the artist’s residency in McCanna, North Dakota.
The artist spent two weeks photographing this this region as a guest of the North Dakota Museum of Art’s McCanna House. Invisible Valley presents a handful of the hundreds of photos he gathered while exploring the area’s towns and villages and the spaces in between. The resulting photos reveal his lurking fascination with people’s “stuff” in the environment: What is being cared for, and what is being ignored? What belongs, and what is out-of-place? What is in the front yard, and—especially—what is out back?
The Red River Valley of the North is a rich agricultural region that buffers the border between Minnesota and North Dakota. The landscape is so broad and flat, and the descent into the valley so gradual, that, upon arrival, a person has no sensation of being in a valley at all.