Sorry I was late on posting the flyer for this recently past show, but thought I'd do so now than never.
(Above: This is the image of our flyer.)
Who: Tim Brown, Jared Flores, Emily Halbardier, Bessie Kunath, Jae Hee Lee, Nick Loewen, Ruby Osorio, Rimas Simaitis, Van Tran
What: 1st Year Review Exhibition
When: May 3rd - 11th; Opening Reception May 3rd, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Gallery 479 (located in Old Gym 479)
This past weekend several of the grad students and I took a trip out to Joshua Tree as part of our Mapping the Desert class with Dick Hebdige. The class is sponsored by UCIRA as part of their "Dry Immersions" initiative to support inter-campus critical exchange and research.
Our class objective is to participate in a curated exhibition in the 9th annual Joshua Tree Music Festival, a 2.5 acre site. The festival runs from May 13th - 15th, so that gives us just about a month to prepare and deploy a project or two at the festival. Fellow 1st-year Jared Flores and I are scheming on a collaboration of some kind.
The desert takes on so many meanings: it takes up about 1/5 of the Earth's land surface, with parts that have served military use, and is home to different wildlife and animals. Wide and vast, the desert land itself opens up many possibilities as a majestic and mystic place.
For those that are curious about what I've been reading or watching, here is a list of sources:
Seen it, read it:
Yet to finish:
Calvino's Difficult Loves
Van (rhymes with "fun") C. Tran