DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > Ordinary Landscapes by Steve Harp
Steve Harp, Backstop, Carol Beach, 2004. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the artist.
Steve Harp, Driveway and Halloween decorations, 2004. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the artist.
Steve Harp, Strip Mall, 2004. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the artist.
Ordinary Landscapes is an investigation of history in Pleasant Prairie, a small rural/suburban/small town/edge city in southern Wisconsin. In these images, Harp photographically documents the effects and evidence of history in the visual landscape of the community, exploring questions relating to home, rootedness and transience, connection, and disconnection to the place where one lives.