Current Exhibit

The Desert Light Gallery is pleased to present “Tracing the Former World”, a Mojave National Preserve Artists-in-Residence exhibition from Nicole Geary, Artist-in-Residence Photo Etcher.

Geary’s artwork operates on the deep and structured methodologies that connect geological theories to the concept of memory, and tie the emotional realm to the scientific.

Responding to place and the environment around her, Geary’s practice is imbued with the process of scientific investigation, which thrives on inquiry, collection of data, and analyzation. Utilizing hikes and exploration in the outdoors, making sketches, writing, and doing web and library research are all parts of the process she uses for developing ideas. Her work as a printmaker and a sculptor has been shaped by the concept of deep time, and a combination of interests including geological formations, stratigraphy and the body. Her research activities include feminist art and labor, heterotopias, space, and uniformitarianism as it applies to human memory.

The exhibit opens on May 15 and runs through July 15, 2017 at the Desert Light Gallery, Kelso Depot Visitors Center, Mojave National Preserve. Sales of signed prints are available at the Kelso Depot Book Store and Art Sales Center and the Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center. The Foundation has been designated as an official Friends organization and partners with the National Park Service on art and art education programs.

Exhibit Dates:

May 15 – July 15, 2017

Gallery Details

Thursday through Monday: 10am – 4pm

Kelso Visitors Center
90942 Kelso Cima Rd.
Kelso, CA 92309

From I-15: Exit Kelbaker Road at Baker, Calif. Continue 35 miles southeast on Kelbaker Road to Kelso, Calif.
From I-40: Exit Kelbaker Road (about 29 miles east of Ludlow Calif., or 28 miles west of Fenner, Calif.). Continue 22 miles north on Kelbaker Road to Kelso, Calif.

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Tracing the Former World