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ArtsWest: Fieldwork Under COVID-19


Lukas Felzmann an artist and Affiliate Scholar at the Bill Lane Center has been working on a new photographic archive of California. As an extension of this practice he is inviting other artists to share their work and approaches. The event will feature Klea McKenna whose piece: “No Feeling is Final” is on view at SFMOMA right now, and Dionne Lee whose work was presented at MOMA’s 2020 version of  the New Photography exhibition series.

ArtsWest: A Conversation on "Hostile Terrain 94"

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019.

"California Exposures" with Richard White and Jesse Amble White

Watch Richard and Jesse White talk about the process of creating their new book, California Exposures: Envisioning Myth and History. From the basin of the old Tulare Lake in the Central Valley, to the remains of shipping of Mare Island in the California Delta, the locations of the images found in the book are set in context by the author and photographer.

Daguerreotypes on the Western Landscape: A profile and interview with artist Binh Danh

In association with the Center’s ArtsWest event, Self Landing: Daguerreotypes on the Western Landscapethe Art History and Political Science major Alexandra (Mac) Taylor ’20 created an artist provile and conducted an interview with artist Binh Dahn about his journey as an artist and reflections on photography. 

Influential Women Artists of the American West in the 20th Century

This document details the lives and careers of 34 prominent and remarkable woman visual artists, specifically those who hail from, call home, were educated, or spent their professional careers producing art in the American West. From Skagway to Taos, Honolulu to Bozeman, these women created for the modern art world something indispensable that transcended gender.



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