Disappearing Landscapes With Stories Still To Be Told
- Jun 14–Sep 15, 2020
- Huntsville International Airport
Today, the word ‘farmhouse’ has become popular all over the world. It’s often used as a single buzzword to describe a home decor look, as well as an architectural style. In 1913, The New York Sun reported that the world’s largest farm was located just outside of Birmingham, and, was comprised of 25,000 acres. While most farms weren’t anywhere near this size, the rural farming lifestyle conjures up imagery just as varied as the farms themselves. Whether it’s a romantic memory or one of hard labor, artists from Southern Tennessee and Northern Alabama have created some moving images of these homes, their landscapes, and communities.
These structures are wonderful glimpses into the history of a community. A front porch or a barn makes us wonder who tended the land, and a storefront that once served as a meeting place for the community was never just a business. While most of our lives have moved on from an agrarian lifestyle, the simplicity and purity of these shapes still resonate. There are stories still to be told.
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