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McNAIR EVANS  Floodlight,​ 2009   Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS CONFESSIONS FOR A SON  Confessions for a Son​ juxtaposes photographs Evans made in 2010 and 2011 concerning the lasting  psychological landscape of his father's legacy with images taken by his father roughly 40 years ago to  explore a complex relationship between father and son and the disappearance of an American, agrarian  way of life.  Statement  There was no man that my father admired more than his father, and no one his father admired more than  the man who raised him. With tenderness of heart and warm humor my father met everyone as his equal.  Upon his death in November 2000, I was exposed to our family businesses insolvency. Dad faced a  series of devastating fires, bad crops, perpetual over-extension and high-interest loans. Five generations  of familial and financial stability fractured. While the economic effects were immediately obvious, the  emotional implications lingered beneath the surface for nine years.  In 2010 I returned home to photograph the lasting psychological landscape of Dad’s legacy. Retracing  my father’s life, I used photography to comprehend its events. Visiting the farms where we hunted, his  college dorm rooms, and his oldest friends, I photographed his family members and businesses while  researching his character and actions. I could not equate these.  These photographs narrate my journey between isolation and acceptance. Initially confused and angry, I  grew to know him as a teenager, college student, co-worker, life-long friend, and father who lovingly  withheld business realities. I witnessed shortcomings and successes and found empathy with a man  who faced so much in his life. His sacrifices cost the ultimate price, and accepting that some questions  may never be answered, I grew to love him again.  These works share my emotions after his death, my search to learn more about him in recent years, and  a journey of acceptance and forgiveness. These pictures are my way of saying it's OK. Everything that  happened is done and it’s OK. They are my way of taking ownership of everything that I felt, and all the  anger and all the shame, and saying, “Yes, I felt that, and it’s OK to feel that, and I still love you.”    Available sizes, editions and prices  20 x 25 inches, Edition of 5 + 1AP, $3,200  32 x 40 inches, Edition of 5 + 1AP, $5,000  40 x 50 inches, Edition of 3 + 1AP, $7,500    

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McNAIR EVANS Gun Collection, 2009  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS  Where We Hunted 02  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS Dad's Office 05, 2009   Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS Shaw Farm 03, 2009  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS Christmas Morning, 2010  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS Dixie Guano Fertilizer, 1908 - 1988  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS Thomas Farm, 2009  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS Wedding Silver, ​2009  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS From Confessions from a Son, 2009  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS Princeton 05, 2010  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS Journals, 2010  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS Dad's Office 03, 2010  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS Company Car, 2010  Archival Pigment Print 

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McNAIR EVANS McNair Farms 1868-1992  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS Papa's Shotgun, 2009  Archival Pigment Print   

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McNAIR EVANS  From Confessions from a Son, 2010  Archival Pigment Print 

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