FRONTIER - A solo exhibition by Jeremiah Ariaz

Organization Urban Culture Project's la Esquina
Hours Thursday, Saturday: 12:00pm - 05:00pm

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

Opening starts at December 04,2009 06:00pm
Opening ends at December 04,2009 09:00pm
Address 1000 W 25th Street, Kansas City, MO, United States
Phone 816 221 5115
Start December 4, 2009
End January 16, 2010
Closed Sunday - Wednesday, Friday
In this solo exhibition, Jeremiah Ariaz draws inspiration from his hometown of Great Bend, Kansas Great Bend resides along the Santa Fe trail, where indentations in the land made by passing wagons are still visible today. Shadow Root is an ephemeral installation created in response to standing in these recesses of earth. The ruts, a physical resonance of westward expansionism, provide the starting point for an artwork contemplating time and space. The installation offers both an autobiographical experience with, and a shared historical connection to, the land and its history. Shadow Root will be shown in conjunction with Frontier, a panoramic video installation in which the artist attempts to “run West” for 24 hours. Before long, it becomes apparent that the figure, although exerting great effort, has not moved. Frontier asks questions of Manifest Destiny and ideas of progress while meditating on the land. Together, these works transition from a photographic interpretation of landscape towards a more autobiographical experience with the land. Visit jeremiahariaz.comfor more on the artist and his work.

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