“Looming Shelter” is a site-specific, fiber-centric collaborative exhibit that plays with questions of shelter, inclusion, and retreat, as well as exposure, scarcity, and consequence. Panels of woven, knotted, sewn, dyed, found, re-used, and rescued material will be attached to the sculptural wood frame. Visitors will be invited to walk through and around the structure, experiencing its liminal nature, while benches set into the scaffolding's base will offer a perch from which to observe and ponder.
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The Palm Springs Center for Creativity is a newly formed NPO branch of Makerville, situated in the high desert outside Palm Springs, CA. Makerville is part of a burgeoning worldwide maker movement that focuses on handcraft, artistry, nature, creativity, community and measured escape from an increasingly mediated world. The PSCC was formed to extend the collaborative’s reach and efficacy. Makerville is owned by Textile Arts LA members Debra and Richard Hovel, Kurt Cyr, and Jay Zaltzman. www.makervillestudio.com
Desert X® is a site-specific biennial exhibition that first took place in the Spring of 2017. Artists from different parts of the world were invited to make work in response to the unique conditions of Coachella Valley. The desert is the canvas upon which contemporary artists – like the writers, architects, musicians and others before them – were invited to project their vision and to create from the extraordinary natural and social history around them objects and experiences that reflect upon the matchless spectacle of the geologic epic, the radical abstraction of the surroundings and the singular incursions of man into the seemingly barren landscape.