»American Desert Dreams«
Nancy Baron | Pamela Littky
Opening: Friday, March 31, 2017, 19-21h (Facebook Event)
The artists will be present at the opening and signing their publications.
Exhibition: April 1 – May 6, 2017
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-19h, and by appointment
Extended opening hours for Gallery Weekend Berlin 2017 (Apr 28-30): Fri/Sat/Sun 12–19h
For the gallery weekend Kehrer gallery will present two female American artists who are dealing with different lifestyles in the American desert in their works.
Nancy Baron’s series, »The Good Life – Palm Springs« (2010– 2015) guides us through this storied American resort town and its mid century modern lifestyle from the vantage point of a part-time resident. Her spare, jewel-toned impressions document the homes, cars, and clothes of these modernists, paying homage to the carefree post-World War II time in US history that glows warmly in rear view mirrors.
The towns Pamela Littky deals with in her series »Vacancy« are located in the Mojave Desert. Baker (California) and Beatty (Nevada) are the opposite of tidy Palm Springs. These towns, that most people will only visit passing through, really show the inhospitality of the desert and seem vacant on first glance. But nevertheless people have chosen to settle down here and have built a close community.
With Palm Springs and the so-called Gateway to Death Valley Nancy Baron and Pamela Littky are dealing with very contrary living situations in the desert that, when you look close enough, do have something in common: they provide a space for the American Dream.
»Palm Springs – The Good Life Goes On« was 2016 already the second book Nancy Baron published with Kehrer Verlag about life in her second home. Pamela Littky released »The Villa Bonita« last year after having published »Vacancy« in 2014.