Dust to Dust

The Valley of the Sun conjures up images of palm trees, golf courses, and seemingly endless asphalt. But Brazilian-based Mexican artist Héctor Zamora hit the outskirts of town to gain a greater understanding of the intersection of modern life with the native environment in preparation for his current exhibition “Architecture + Art.”

Location Info


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Museums

Region: Central Scottsdale

While the Sonoran Desert that surrounds our sprawlingly flat metropolis often fades into the background of our hustle and bustle, Zamora brings it to the forefront with his site-specific work Reductio Ad Absurdum. Whether the 1970s travel trailer subsumed by 25 tons of Arizona sand is seen as a relic of a past long left behind or a glimpse at a bleak but possible future, it’s affecting all the same.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 27. Continues through Jan. 27, 2012
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