Presented by The Center's 2017 Creatives in Residence

The Center's 2017 Creatives in Residence
Matthew Day Jackson, Camille Obering, and Andy Kincaid
Location: The Center Campus

On exhibit throughout the summer of 2017

#observatories #thecenterjh

The Center's 2017 Creatives in Residence, Matthew Day Jackson, Camille Obering and Andy Kincaid, present Observatories an exhibition of sculpture, video and performance art activating The Center and greater Jackson Hole throughout summer 2017. Using the eclipse as a metaphor, the team aims to illuminate aspects of Jackson Hole as representative as "the last of the old west". The constituent forms and images which create the illusion of the "West" often obfuscate that which they purport to represent. Observatories will offer viewers new ways of interpreting the past and present from which to consider the future of this community and its context.


Artist Talk with Anna Tsouhlarakis
Tuesday, July 11th 6-7pm
The Center Conference Room

Stagecoach by Paul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy
Free & Open to the Public
August 19-20 & 22-23
6:30PM - 8:50PM
The Center Park

The Stagecoach installation includes a video component, which contextualizes the display by providing a backdrop of sound and images - bringing its form from the past to the present. Fluctuating from the beautiful and poetic to extreme violence, the film talks about the surface and the artifice that support contemporary ideas of the American west.

The film is the documentation of a public performance in Los Angeles and contains intermittent scenes of explicit, graphic violence. Parental discretion is strongly advised.

Experience the Eclipse with a mask created by Artist, Eduardo Navarro.

Available for check out for the August 21st total solar eclipse.

Mask pick up: Center front desk Friday, August 18 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Mask return: Center front desk Tuesday, August 22 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

*A signed agreement and $160 credit card deposit is required.

Tag photos of the Navarro 'We Who Spin Around You' masks in action on August 21, 2017 using #Navarroeclipse or email your photos to navarroeclipse@gmail.com.

Meet Observatories Artists and TEDxJacksonHole Speakers
Tuesday, August 22
The Center Park, Amphitheater & Lobby
Food. Drink. Music. Art. Conversation.

Artist Talk with James Luna
Free & Open to Public
Wednesday, August 23
The Center Park
5:30-6:30 PM

Performance of Space Rider by Ati Maier
Thursday, August 24th 7PM
Teton County Fairgrounds

Ati Maier will present a performance work called Space Rider in which she, on horseback as the actor, outlines the path of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in the dirt of the rodeo arena. A surreal interpretation and reconsideration of the intersection between the celestial and the human, this performance allows easy access to considerations of the individual within a universe or universal context.

Exhibiting artists:

Arturo Bandini: Los Angeles based artists Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff are the team behind Arturo Bandini, their curatorial project and gallery. For Oberservatories, Arturo Bandini will transform into a doomsday clock, measuring the movement of bodies -- both celestial and corporeal -- on their inexorable paths.

Sarah Braman: Currently living and working between New York and Amherst, Massachusetts, Braman makes failed monuments to love, death, sex, nature, injustice and driving. These monuments often take the form of transient structures, such as truck canopies, campers or shipping containers.

Glenn Kaino: Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Kaino’s conceptual practice is based in illusion and mystical gesture, the optics of which yield a depth inhabitable by possibility and visceral confusion.

Liz Magic Laser
: Brooklyn, New York video and performance artist Liz Magic Laser produces work that is socially critical and has a way of poking holes in the modes and complacencies of our information intake.

James Luna: Based in southern California, Luna is a Payómkawichum (Luiseño) and Mexican-American performance artist, photographer and multimedia installation artist. His work is best known for challenging the ways in which conventional museum exhibitions' depict Native Americans with recurring themes of multiculturalism, alcoholism, and colonialism.

Ati Maier: Reigning from Brooklyn, NY, Ati Maier presents the character of the “Space Rider”, an orb-helmeted humanoid mounted on a horse in similar headgear, her star ship. Along with painting, drawing and film, “Space Rider” has since become a permanent component in Maier’s work: a kind of second self, who travels between the worlds of her private and artistic existences.

Paul McCarthy & Damon McCarthy: For over 40 years, Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy has been one of the most innovative and uncompromising forces in Contemporary Art. McCarthy’s work investigates the role of patriarchy in American culture finding its genesis in subjects such as contemporary politics, Disney or the archetypical Western film. Damon McCarthy has been making film for the last 20 years and is a frequent collaborator.

Shana Moulton: Moulton is based where she grew up, on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park, in relative similitude to our location in Jackson Hole. She explores contemporary anxieties and banality through her filmic alter ego, Cynthia.

Eduardo Navarro: Argentinian artist Eduardo Navarro approaches each project like a case study, wherein he determines to become or create something new. Navarro repeatedly submerges himself within new non-artistic disciplines—be they scientific, legal, or spiritual—consequently rejecting the distance between himself and his object of study.

Anna Tsouhlarakis: Washington DC artist Anna Tsouhlarakis’ work questions the role of the contemporary native artist and the limitations of the gallery setting. Tsouhlarakis’ work searches and reveals less trodden paths in which Native art has travelled towards a reclamation of Native identity.


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