Swenson Shots presents Cara Despain: The Lawn


Opening Night - Thurs. July 2
6PM - 8PM
Swenson Shots

I'm interested in discussing the cultural undertones, origins, and aesthetic signifiers the lawn carries and how this one simple but ubiquitous element of the American Dream relates to our disposition, our past, and our future. From the perspective of an artist, it contains a lot of themes I'm interested in my work generally. From the perspective of an average person trying to deal with all the daily crushing ecological and existential concerns, I am flabbergasted how tightly certain agri-cultural luxuries have held on, and in the midst of a terrible drought it seems an pertinent moment to test/talk about this work.