Five years ago, Phoenix homes were worth a mint. Now you can score a three-bedroom pad for $60K if you dont mind that the previous owners hammered holes in the walls and pissed on the carpet as a pre-foreclosure screw you. Our economic situation looks bleak, but according to Arizona State University art professor Mark Klett, theres still hope. Klett and his students spent three years photographing Phoenixs human and animal inhabitants for the Phoenix Transect exhibit. The history of Phoenix from boom to bust and back again is a cycle that is still very much evident, says Klett. The photos, depicting everything from the light rail to riparian habitats found in the dry Salt River bed, show evidence that all animals (including man) can survive through the toughest times.
Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., 2009