RICHARD MISRACH & GUILLERMO GALINDO - Border Cantos
Jun 28, 2017 — Aug 18, 2017
Opening reception: Tuesday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM.
New York—Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery are pleased to present "Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos",
an artistic collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican-American experimental composer Guillermo Galindo. This multimedia installation of photographs, sculpture, found objects and sound examines the complex socio-political dialogue surrounding immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border and is the final showing in a multi-venue tour that included the San Jose Museum of Art; Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville.
Since the 1970s, Richard Misrach has photographed the dynamic landscape of the American West through an environmentally aware and politically astute lens. His visually seductive, large-scale color vistas powerfully document the devastating ecological effects of human intervention, industrial development, nuclear testing and petrochemical pollution on the natural world. Over the last decade, Misrach’s photographic focus has been the increasingly militarized 1,969-mile border between the United States and Mexico: sections of the Wall installed in varying lengths and materials, Border Patrol shooting ranges, Effigies or scarecrow-like figures fashioned by anonymous makers out of tattered clothing and dry agave stalks, tire drags used to monitor migrant traffic in desert sand, personal artifacts left behind from migrants’ journeys and glimpses of everyday life from both sides of the border.