Opening Reception and Book Signing with the artist Saturday February 20th, 2010 from 2 to 4pm. The exhibition will run until Saturday April 3rd, 2010.
Signed copies of the book will be available for those unable to attend the event.
Michael Dawson Gallery is pleased to host a book signing and exhibition featuring photographs from Kim Stringfellow's recent publication Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938-2008. Published by the Center for American Places, this 136-page hard cover book with dust jacket features sixty-one color photographs by the artist with an accompanying text.
The exhibition and publication explore the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California's Morongo Basin region near Joshua Tree National Park. Stringfellow launched a web site and audio tour in March 2009 with production funding provided by The California Council for the Humanities California Story Fund initiative.
The exhibition at Michael Dawson Gallery documents this underrepresented regional history through the images of abandoned homesteads as well as portraits of local residents and artists - many of whom reside in reclaimed historic cabins and use the structures as inspiration for their creative work.
The book and exhibition are also represented as an audio tour available as a free download at:
For more images, go to:
The Center for American Places published Stringfellow's first book in 2005 titled, Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905-2005. The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts generously supported the production of both publications.