"A River in a Time of Dryness" Opening This Friday!
No one talks more about water than Phoenicians, and for good reason. Proper water management is the only reason that anyone is able to survive and thrive in this valley in the center of the Sonoran Desert. Whether it’s SRP canal water from the Salt and Verde Rivers, or Central Arizona Canal water from Colorado River allotment, or groundwater pumped from underground aquifers, water and its delivery is the most studied and speculated topic in the Valley of the Sun.
Past methods of management have created what we see today, a vibrant city in a desert, an oasis amid dryness. But how did we get here, and how has our past management altered the landscape? How do we properly manage the water that we have when predictions are that we will have less water in the future? And how can we the citizens of this arid jungle, recognizing the risks of mismanagement, create methods to be more vigilant, educated, aware, and progressive toward the care and distribution of the water that will nourish us all?
OPENING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
Eye Lounge : a contemporary art space
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
February 21st through March 16th, 2014
Curated by Nic Wiesinger
Artists include: Edgar Cardenas, Jeff Chabot, Dan Collins, Heather Couch, Bryon Darby, William LeGoullon, and Marco Rosichelli