Go West: Promised Land or Exile? - Exhibition Views
Myranda Bair; David Berezin; Jeremy Blake; Margarita Cabrera; Chris Coy; Zoe Crosher; Cara Despain; Angela Ellsworth; Andrea Geyer; Colter Jacobsen; Olga Koumoundouros; Jessica Minckley; Shaun O'Dell; Alison Pebworth; Mai-Thu Perret; Brion Nuda Rosch; Martha Rosler; Jared Steffensen; Mungo Thomson;
Go West brings together twenty contemporary artists who offer up critical reflections on the West as both destination and destiny. These artists engage in an excavation of myths and ideologies embedded in the West, uncovering a range of motivations for westward movement over the years. For so many Americans, the West was thought to be, first and foremost, a place without a past. Go West suggests the ways in which the past always informs the present, and how the West as place of latent possibilities continues to figure in our cultural imagination. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
Westward movement, Utopias, Collective settlements, Exiles, Salt Lake Art Center, identity, cultural heritage