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First Friday on Perez

October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Desert Art Woman Gallery has mounted a thought provoking installation entitled Transience. It is a discussion of impermanence and change in our world.

As a society, we struggle with fears of the dangerous natural, political and emotional forces that rule our lives. Our anxieties about change and transient people are a given. Their lives untethered to people, places, or possessions are ones of impermanence. However, transience is the most universal law of all phenomena. More precisely, change is essential to existence. 4 artists have addressed that theme today.

Environmental photographer Barbara Boissevain, has presented images from her photographic series “The Trees Will Outlive Us,”.  In this series she explores abandoned human structures as they decay and transform. The locations include: a family property in Long Island, NY; a chateau in France; and a decommissioned coal factory in Germany. She documents a “post-apocalyptic sublime” future where human artifacts are the only remains of the Anthropocene.

Visual Artist Emmanuel Doublin, has addressed the lack of mental health care in our social system leaving the people who need it most in a constant state of fragility. Here for a moment, their basic necessities are all held within a shopping cart appropriated from the nearest shopping outlet. Note that shopping cart theft carries a fine of $1000 which is only ever levied when a person is trying to live in one.  Interestingly, the definition of transience in psychology is “the decreasing accessibility of memory over time” which may be an unconscious choice for the homeless after losing too many misunderstood battles.

Screen Printer Christopher Stone, has addressed the humanity of transience with screen prints representing the vertebrae. Though the subject matter of his work may vary, color remains its constant theme. He manipulates color for its powerful symbolism, boldness and the ability to communicate emotion.

Artist Juliette Vos, has created the human and plant figure installation around Manny’s work in an amalgam of Banksy and Kara Walker’s style lest we forget the living things. She has also created “Anthropocene” inspired by that which stays and that which does not.

The message is: appreciate the moment, because the beauty experienced in it will never be the same.


October 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Perez Art District
The Perez Art District
Desert Art Woman


Perez Art District
68895 Perez Road
Cathedral City, 92230
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