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On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert

March 11th – May 25th, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center

 

Coinciding with the inaugural Desert X exhibition, the museum presents an installation by Joshua Tree-based artist Andrea Zittel that investigates the unique development of the high desert.

Andrea Zittel, Lay of My Land #1, 2011, steel, Hydrocal, burlap, sand, stone and latex paint. Image courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.
Andrea Zittel, Prototype For Billboard at A-Z West: Body in Space with Object #3, 2011, AC Plywood, Polyurethane, matte acrylic paint. Image courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.
 

Coinciding with the inaugural Desert X exhibition, the museum presents an installation by Joshua Tree-based artist Andrea Zittel that investigates the unique development of the high desert. Featuring Lay of My Land—a large-scale sculptural representation of A-Z West, the artist’s 35-acre testing grounds for living—as well as a Wallsprawl wallpaper and a billboard, On the Grid explores the history of western expansion. To complement Zittel’s installation, historical materials, maps, and photographs enhance the story of high desert land settlement, along with optional tours to A-Z West. More information about the tours is coming soon.