Basin and Range

Artwork: Rebecca Pugh. Untitled, 2015. Plastics

Nevada State College’s Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the NTI-Traveling Exhibition, Basin and Range, curated by Checko Salgado and Jerry Schefcik, telling the story of a geographical province that covers more than 700,000 acres, now identified as the Basin and Range National Monument. This stunning landscape is home to hundreds of petroglyphs and to Double Negative and City, the iconic works of the internationally revered land artist Michael Heizer. With the assistance of the Conservation Lands Foundation, a group of artists visited the area, and learned about its remarkable history and ecology from Jim Boone of Desert Wildlife Consultants.

The exhibit artists, all living and working in the Las Vegas Valley, created paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, and installation and performance pieces inspired by the Basin and Range land scape, its ancestral petroglyphs and Double Negative. Basin and Range artists include Robert Beckmann, Mark Brandvik; Natalie Delgado, Justin Favela, Greg Higgins, Brent Holmes, Christopher Jones, Jennifer Kleven, Julian Kilker, Elvis Lederer, Rebecca Pugh, Krystal Ramirez, Chacko Salgado, Javier Sanchez, David Sanchez Burr, Sierra Slentz, Christian Torres and Mikayla Whitmore. Basin and Range will be traveling Nevada through the Nevada Touring Initiative Program for the next two years.

Curated Checko Salgado and Jerry Schefcik. Basin & Range is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Nevada. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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