Jackrabbit Homestead opens at the Autry National Center on Septmember 13, 2014.
The Autry in Griffith Park: Irene Helen Jones Parks Gallery of Art
September 13, 2014–August 23, 2015
Artist Kim Stringfellow connects history and ecology through past and present settlements of Wonder Valley in California’s Mojave Desert. Through photography and audio interviews, she explores how the desire to flee the urban sprawl of Los Angeles and stake a claim in the fierce California desert resulted in both a collection of derelict cabins in the 1950s and the reclamation of the land for a burgeoning artistic community today. The exhibition also explores issues of land use and ecology that complicate the settlement of the arid West.
In 2012, Stringfellow became the second recipient of the Theo Westenberger Award for Artistic Excellence, presented by the Autry to honor contemporary women whose work in photography, film, and new media transforms how we see the American West.
For related events and the official press release visit: http://theautry.org/exhibitions/kim-stringfellows-jackrabbit-homestead
Morning at the Museum (Autry Museum members only)
October 11, 2014
9 to 11 am