Art in the Middle of the Desert
Desert X is a modern art exhibit curated by 16 different artist spanning across Palm Springs.
When I heard about this unique pop up, I knew that I had to make a weekend adventure with some friends to visit the most picturesque installations.
Doug Atkins: Mirage presents a continually changing encounter in which subject and object, inside and outside are in constant flux.
With every available surface clad in mirror it both absorbs and reflects the landscape around in such ways that the exterior will seemingly disappear.
As Mirage pulls the landscape in and reflects it back out, this classic one-story suburban house becomes a framing device
A perceptual echo-chamber endlessly bouncing between the dream of nature as pure uninhabited state and the pursuit of its conquest
Philip K Smith III: The Circle of Land and Sky defines a reflective space within the desert, composed entirely of the environment’s two most prominent physical characteristics.
Formed by 300 geometric reflectors angled at 10 degrees, the artwork directly engages with the Sonoran surrounding and the endless heavens.
As the light shifts and the viewer moves through the installation, land and sky are separated, merged, and displaced, subverting one’s assumed relationship with the desert horizon.
No Filter #Seriously
It is a constantly changing installation that can never be seen the same way twice.
Claudia Comte: Curves and Zig Zags is what happens when two-dimensional painting is superimposed on three dimensional structure.
Comte’s wall suggests a walk through the shifting sands of abstraction and on to a place where beauty and contemplation sit side by side.
Geometric VS Organic Form
Tavares Strachan: “I am” is a work that explores the relationship between human beings and their environment.
There is a rich history of human beings exploring the desert as place to disconnect and reconnect with questions about who they might be.
The phrase “I am” is to identify oneself with the universe and /or ultimate reality.
All of these installations will be up for your viewing pleasure till April 30, 2016. That means you Coachella and Stage Coach goers can kill two birds with one stone!