Gas Money is a commentary on the concept of utopias: how Americans tried to create them. Mining regional histories including the building of a mall on a Superfund site and a family farm owned since 1920, the work explores the continued desire to create something defined as impossible.
Zora J Murff is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas. Murff received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Murff’s photography explores photography’s many intersections with social constructs. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in Aperture Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. In 2019, Murff was named an Aperture Portfolio Prize Finalist and selected for a Light Work Artist Residency.