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“Modern Desert Markings” reception
March 24 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Land Art plays a unique role in Nevada’s artistic heritage. For this exhibition, curators Katie Hoffman and Hikmet Sidney Loe have selected ten artists to produce new work inspired by historic Southern Nevadan Land Art creations by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, and Jean Tinguely. Working in drawing, sculpture, photography, and more, the artists bring fresh and critical eyes to these celebrated works from the 1960s and ‘70s, using a diversity of contemporary perspectives to address related issues such as land ownership, desert ecology, and tourism. “Modern Desert Markings” is also a living classroom where university students from Loe’s Land Art course will develop a growing body of research as the exhibition progresses. On exhibit March 14-July 8.
“Modern Desert Markings” includes work by Emily Budd, Adriana Chavez, Marisa Futernick, Michael Dax Iacovone, nicholas b jacobsen, Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Keeva Lough, Rachelle Reichert, Jen Urso, and Mark Brest van Kempen. (Pictured: Michael Heizer’s Circular Surface Planar Displacement, Dry Lake, Nevada, 1970. Photo by Gianfranco Gorgoni © Maya Gorgoni)