March 1st- Aldrich Museum- “Art on the Border” Panel in conjunction with DAVID TAYLOR exhibition opening

Aldrich Museum -Panel Discusion and Exhibition Opening Reception for  “Frontier/Frontera”

On March 1st at 2pm at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut:Photographer David Taylor and Paul F. Wells, Field Operations Supervisor with the United States Border Patrol, will be holding a panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut.

“Much of New Mexico-based photographer David Taylor’s work has been made while accompanying Border Patrol agents during their operations. Through the gaze of the agents, Taylor documents both the complexity of the border and the routine work of patrolling it. His images depict their working spaces, their surveillance methods, and the landscapes they patrol—among the most dramatic is their watch during the historic annual pilgrimage up Mount Cristo Rey, which straddles the international boundary. Agents secure the border as thousands of worshipers ascend the peak to pray at the base of a 29-foot limestone crucifix.

Joining Taylor on the panel, which will be moderated by curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, is Paul F. Wells, Field Operations Supervisor with the United States Border Patrol. The object of the panel is to promote understanding, through a dialogue between the artist and the agent, of the complexities of the border that are not generally known. Their frank, friendly conversation will illuminate the reality of la frontera in the words of people who have first-hand knowledge.”

David Taylor is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.

2pm Panel Discussion

3pm Opening Reception

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

The museum has a round-trip shuttle from NYC but it does not arrive in time for the panel.

For more information click here.

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