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Nico - Desertshore album cover; design Nigel Weymouth, Photograph from film La Cicatrice Interieure (1972); directed by Philippe Garrel © Reprise Records
Desertshore
Curated by: Jan Tumlir

Cal State LA
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8116
August 23rd, 2008 - October 18th, 2008
Opening: August 23rd, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.luckmanarts.org/gallery/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
san gabriel valley
EMAIL:  
luckmangallery@luckmanarts.org
PHONE:  
323.343.6604
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu, Sat 12-5

DESCRIPTION

Inspired by the title of the 1970 album by Nico [of The Velvet Underground fame], this exhibition addresses notions of progress and decay similar to those provoked by the cultures, geographies and metaphors of the American southwest, or, more explicitly, its "flattest landscapes" (Tumlir).  Featuring installations, objects, photographs, and moving pictures by a range of Los Angeles-based artists, Desertshore takes an often melancholic look back while proposing challenging ideas related to our present and near future.  Artists:  Dave Hullfish Bailey, John Divola, Mark Hagen, Marie Jager, Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn, Brian Kennon, Euan Macdonald, Christopher Michlig, Sterling Ruby , Brad Spence, Charlie White, Mario Ybarra Jr., Amir Zaki, and Andrea Zittel. 

CURATOR'S TALK: September 30, 2008 6-7pm