February 11th in Tucson: “Working The Line” David Taylor Artist Talk and Exhibition Reception at University of Arizona

From the University of Arizona School of Art website:


Artist Talk and Reception: February 11, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Exhibition is currently on view through February 26, 2010 at the Joseph Gross Gallery on the U of A Campus

“Through David Taylorʼs lens, the boundary between the US and Mexico straddles a heroic, romantic, and heavily politicized desert. In Working the Line, Taylorʼs uninflected photographs allow us to glimpse into a world of restricted access, where the border becomes a complex segregate emotionally, physically, and nationally. His work documents patrol agents surveying and tracking temporary inhabitants in a terrain freckled with landmarks that allude to the iconographic notions of the West. These images reveal the idealized splendor of the west while simultaneously exposing the reality of this highly contested space. We are left to question our awareness of liberty, humanity, marginal space, and abandonment.

David Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at New Mexico State University, where he teaches photography. His works have been shown in exhibitions at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM; El Paso Museum of Art; SF Camerawork, San Francisco; Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO; and Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, Tempe.

Taylorʼs documentation of the U.S./Mexico border has been supported by a 2008 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

The Joseph Gross and Lionel Rombach Galleries are located on the University of Arizona campus between the Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography. Parking is available on 2nd Street, east of Park Avenue or in the parking garage north of Speedway on Park Avenue.”


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