An Interview with Alan Teller

June 25, 2011

Alan Teller is a local photographer, teacher, business owner, and the latest artist to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  His show – titled Adlai’s Woods – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Branch and explores the landscape surrounding former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson’s Mettawa farm with a captivating collection of unexpectedly abstract photographs.  You can catch Adlai’s Woods through July 8th, and after that, you can learn more about Mr. Teller’s photography and future projects by visiting his website.  We recently spoke with Mr. Teller via email about Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment,” finding nature as a “city boy,” his new project in West Bengal, and supporting the arts in Evanston.

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Local Art @ EPL

June 3, 2011

"Blue Pool" by Alan Teller

We are extremely pleased to introduce local photographer, teacher, and business owner Alan Teller as the next artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  From now through July 8th, his evocative photographic series Adlai’s Woods will be on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Branch.  Born during his time as Executive Director of the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, Adlai’s Woods represents Mr. Teller’s 2-year exploration of the landscape surrounding the former Illinois governor’s Mettawa farm.  Mesmerizing and untraditionally abstract, Mr. Teller’s landscape images capture the “beauty in chaos” while offering “a deeper understanding of time and space and our place within it.”  You can preview Adlai’s Woods and more of Mr. Teller’s work by visiting his website, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in June for a featured interview with the artist himself.  Stay tuned.

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