May 3 - October 5, 2014
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Only 3% of the contiguous United States is still considered protected wild space.
As our culture increasingly pressures us to maintain a personal "brand," be in constant contact, and snapchat every moment, maybe it's not just our geographic wild spaces that are endangered, but our internal wild spaces as well.
Artist Susan Robb's Wild Times merges new media, social engagement, and a 2,650 - mile hike as an invitation to explore wildness as a geographic ideal and a state of mind.
Beginning in mid-April 2014, Robb will embark on a 5-month adventure from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Using the trail as a nomadic studio and her experiences as inspiration and medium, she will create digital works - photos, videos, and 3D files - periodically sending them to Grand Central Art Center and a series of additional West Coast art venues. There they will be printed, projected, and installed, evolving into cumulative exhibitions, a meditation on what it means to be wild today.
In addition to Grand Central Art Center, collaborative venues include: Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA; 826, San Francisco, CA; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Wild Times is a project of Creative Capital and is supported by Grand Central Art Center, Palm Springs Art Museum, 826 Valencia, Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, and the Henry Art Gallery.
Generous in-kind support has been provided by MakerBot, Microsoft, Projecteo, Washington Trails Association, and Whole Foods Market.
The opening reception will take place on May 3rd, 2014, 7-10pm during the First Saturday Art Walk.
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