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Santa Fe
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Group Exhibition
Center for Contemporary Art
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
September 21, 2012 - November 25, 2012


Watchlist Artist: Jesse Vogler

Jesse Vogler is currently showing his works in a group show titled 'Dust in the Machine' at CCA Santa Fe from Sep. 21 till Nov. 25, 2012.

The twentieth century spawned the industrialization of the American West. With its suburban developments, water diversion projects, oil and natural gas rigs, power plants, atomic laboratories, military testing grounds, and sophisticated roadways, the western states have become a landscape of mechanization. This machine is at once necessary and destructive, sophisticated and aging, natural and artificial; it is the life blood and the nemesis, the crux of modern civilization. As contemporary society grows increasingly dependent on mechanized environments, their collapse is also eminent. Dust in the Machine is a group exhibition that provides a spectrum of interpretations of the industrialized West, as well as its glories and failures. 

CCA presents Dust in the Machine in conjunction with the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA2012 is a symposium and series of events occurring throughout New Mexico, exploring the intersections of art, technology and nature.

(text source: Center for Contemporary Art)

Dust in the Machine, Installation view, Jesse Vogler, The Blinding Light of Concern, 2012, polyurethane resin (foreground); Internal Improvement IV, 2012, asphalt paving from the Camino Real, thermoplastic paint, rugs, wood (background); Courtesy of Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe.

 

More about Jesse Vogler (lives in Albuquerque, NM)

Jesse Vogler is an Albuquerque-based artist and architect. His recent projects include a series of exhibits about the administrative landscape with The Center for Land Use Interpretation, a performative land survey with Mildred's Lane, and an installation about the maintenance of boundaries while in residence at PLAND. His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, The CLUI, Expresion en Corto, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art and his writing and work has appeared in [bracket], Thresholds, and Renovating Walden, among others. In addition to his practice, Vogler is the co-founder of The Institute of Marking and Measuring and has taught at numerous universities including the Illinois Institute of Technology, Texas Tech University, and U.C. Berkeley.

(text source: Center for Contemporary Art)

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(All images: Dust in the Machine, Installation view, Jesse Vogler, An Agreement on Exclusions, 2012, galvanized steel, zinc plating, silica fracking sand (foreground); Adriane Colburn, Just Below (sewer to bay), 2005, paper and ink (background); Courtesy of Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe.)



Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 9/26/12 | tags: installation mixed-media

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