Laura Wilson: That Day

Gallery Walk August 5th, 5-8pm  • Artist Chat Sunday, July 31th, 1pm


Gail Severn Gallery is excited to announce photographer Laura Wilson joining the gallery’s list of represented artists.


Laura Wilson's exhibition features images from her lavish new book, That Day: Pictures in the American West, and travels to Gail Severn Gallery from Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Through stunning black & white portraits of rodeo riders, a six-man high school football team, and the Hutterites of Montana, Laura dramatically explores débutante tradition, border issues, isolation, poverty and other symbolic images of the American West.


"There is the myth and the romantic West, which are, of course, deep within me, growing up as I did in the 1950s," she says. “I was drawn to the landscape,” she says. “I loved the sparseness and the openness, and I found myself interested in the people there in a way I hadn’t expected.”


Laura’s work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine and London’s Sunday Times Magazine. She is the author of five books—Hutterites of Montana (Yale University Press, 2000), Watt Matthews of Lambshead (Texas Historical Association, 1989), Avedon at Work (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center/University of Texas Press, 2003), Grit and Glory (Bright Sky Press, 2003) and That Day, Pictures in the American West (The Clements Center at SMU with Yale University Press, 2015).