Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rain Shadow Cross Section

Artist: Christopher Badger
Gallery: Silverman Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, March 19, 2010 from 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 19 - April 24, 2010

The artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery began with a trip to a small sub-section of Death Valley, which features the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere (Badwater Basin) as well at the highest point in the continental U.S. (the peak of mount Whitney). Fascinated by this dramatic modulation in the natural landscape, Badger mapped the points between these two extremes, resulting in a series of discrete measurements that initially provided the basis for a musical score. The project ultimately occasioned a broader meditation on land, travel and systems of measurement, which yielded a range of works, including digital C-prints, a large-scale floor sculpture, silk-screens, paintings as well as a sound installation.
via Silverman Gallery

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