Roadside Attractions April 9–July 3, 2016
    Image for Roadside AttractionsSuzanne Rose, Olynick Concrete, from the series Night Vision, high density pigment print, 2014

    Image for Roadside AttractionsMark Brautigam, Between Hayward and Spooner, from the series On Wisconsin, 2008, Archival pigment print, Courtesy of Tory Folliard Gallery

    Our daily travels in this fast-paced world make it easy to miss the unique, interesting, or strange curiosities that blur past our car windows. Roadside Attractions forces the viewer to slow down and pay attention to the passing American landscape. This exhibition features non-traditional interpretations of the landscape by photographers J.P. Atterberry, Tom Bamberger, Mark Brautigam, Carl Corey, Suzanne Rose, and Jason Vaughn. These six visual storytellers capture neglected or overlooked places that could exist along any thoroughfare, back road, or highway.

    The roadside attractions of the 1940’s and 50’s were created to entice passersby to stop for a moment along life’s journey. Let your eyes wander a bit, take in the sights, and consider the beauty in rundown houses, the simple elegance in abandoned deer stands, or the modern design of gas pumps at night.

    Opening Party
    Saturday, April 9 | 2:00–5:00
    Roadside Attractions opens concurrently with two other photography exhibitions, Gregory Conniff: Watermarks and Lois Bielefeld: On Faith. This trio of shows represents the versatility and talent of Wisconsin’s photographers. Join us for an opening party to honor a selection of the State’s finest visual storytellers.