May 12 - July 15 • Opening: May 12, 4-6pm Artist talk: Sunday, June 3, 1pm
The exhibit represents a full realization of High & Dry’s long-term, multi-platform exploration of the California desert, encompassing Osceola Refetoff‘s black and white, infrared photographs, words by writer-historian Christopher Langley, and a video presentation created in collaboration with KCET’s Artbound. The photographs, text, and video go live on Artbound this Monday, May 7.
Land Artifacts is the first art exhibit to incorporate historical objects in MOAH’s permanent collection, from a First Nations metate to modern detritus collected from a desert lot just a few hundred feet from the museum.
All these elements come together to create an immersive survey of the things humans leave behind in the desert, and what these artifacts reveal about us as a society. Visitors are invited to bring a small item of personal significance to include in a time capsule as part of their legacy for future generations.
Speaking of legacies, MOAH is publishing a catalog for High & Dry: Land Artifacts that will include more infrared images, installation photos, and examples of time capsule contributions to be unearthed in 2050.
Land Artifacts is part of MOAH’s new cycle of exhibitions opening on May 12 with additional solo installations by artists Robert Dunahay, Sant Khalsa, Constance Mallinson, Greg Rose, and Timothy Robert Smith. An artist talk is planned for June 3, 1pm.
In the meantime, check out the Land Artifacts listings in Artillery and Fabrik, as well as a preview by Billy Bennight for Cartwheel Art. Additional press information is available from Laura Grover: LDG@anet.net
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Wish I could get to MOAH for this re. seeing your great work up close and personal ! In any case always a fan - such a perfect combination of poignant writing and revealing photography focused on one of my favorite topics, the California Desert.