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EYES ON THE SOUTH: Adam Neese

Adam Neese’s project "A Known World" documents the settings of his childhood expeditions. These scenes of a suburban childhood seem rather mundane until we recall our own childhood imagination, which we projected onto the landscape without a second thought. Neese writes: "To the observant wandering child, the landscape is a place of fantasy and fame. With this naive view, the size of the world is scaled down; a field, a stand of trees, or an old road can hold the magic and possibility of the American West in 19th-century frontier days."

Adam Neese (b. 1985 in Longmont, Colorado) was raised in Grapevine, Texas, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Adam’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including at Louisiana Tech University, Lexington Art League (KY), and PhotoPlace Gallery (VT). In 2012, his work was published in The Artist Catalogue and the Dallas-area arts magazine Semigloss. Adam holds a BA in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and will receive his MFA from The University of North Texas in May of 2013. To see more of his work, visit his website here: www.adamneese.com.

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