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.”
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.
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