Sabine Schmidt and Don House

Sabine Schmidt and Don House

We’re Not Telling You Everything is a photography exhibition about the Wichita Mountains region in southwestern Oklahoma. The mountains hold a central position in the lives of Native Americans. The area also includes the oldest wildlife refuge in the country and the nearby military base at Fort Sill, forming a microcosm of the history of the nation and its westward expansion. Descendants of the players in that drama still make their homes in the shadows of the mountains. Schmidt’s color photography shows the landscape and its architecture of abandonment. House turned his traditional film cameras on the people he met as he and Schmidt traveled around the region for three years.

The exhibition consists of 29 large-format photographs by Schmidt and House, along with broadsides of six poems by Sy Hoahwah, a member of the Comanche Nation and author of several books of poetry. Schmidt is an award-winning photographer, writer, and translator from Wiesbaden, Germany, now residing in Fayetteville. House was drawn from Michigan to the rugged isolation and unique character of the Ozark Mountains. For thirty years he has photographed the human and natural landscape of the region in powerful and rich black-and-white imagery.

Presentations, lectures, and workshops can be readily incorporated into the exhibition.




Region: Northwest
Discipline: Visual Arts: Exhibitions
Fees: $2,500 / for month-long, ready-to-hang exhibition with text panels, labels, and press package. Maximum amount includes delivery and installation anywhere in Arkansas, with artist talk and/or reception; depending on distance and artist involvement, smaller contract amounts can be negotiated with the artists to accommodate presenter’s gallery space and budget.
Availability: Year-round
Requirements: 120 linear feet of wall space. The exhibition can be modified for smaller venues. Appropriate lighting.

Contact

Sabine Schmidt
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 643-4074
www.schmidtandhouse.com
[email protected]


Sabine Schmidt and Don House