Artists Victoria Sambunaris and Bill Gilbert will hold a dialogue about "The Road Trip" as an artistic practice on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 6 p.m.
Bill Gilbert is the Lannan Chair and Director of the Land Arts program at the University of New Mexico. As part of his work as both an artist and a professor, he is often on the road, traversing the Southwest to live and work in the landscape. Bill Gilbert’s work from his journeys in 2005-2006 are the subject of the University of New Mexico Art Museum exhibition Physiocartography, on view through November 25, 2009.
Victoria Sambunaris is one of the nine artists featured in the NMMoA exhibition, Manmade. She too travels the American byways in search of photographic images that often capture human interventions in the landscape, whether the road itself, distribution warehouses and other vehicles of manufacturing and commerce, or the wondrous geological features of Yellowstone National Park.
This is one in a series of lectures presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection. Other lectures feature photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper (October 15) and professor David Krakauer (November 19). Sponsored by the Lannan Foundation.
St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art Santa Fe Plaza, 107 West Palace Avenue December 3, 6 p.m. Free admission.