Escape is Not An Option At This Point is a site-specific exhibition of sound, photographs, performance, and video artwork that the artist created in environments as varied as a simulated space station, 78,000 feet above sea level in a weather balloon, and with a focused ion beam inside of a scanning electron microscope.
Escape is Not An Option At This Point is an exhibition made possible with the funds of the University of New Mexico Howard L. Franks Memorial Fellowship, the UNM Graduate Professional Association, and My Presence is Productive. Special thanks to scientist Dr. Carl Agee and artists Lara Goldmann, Anikke Myers, Conor Peterson, Andrea Polli, and Mary Tsiongas for their technical expertise, New Mexico Space Studies, Dr. Ying-Bing Jiang at the UNM Center for Micro-Engineered Materials for his technical assistance, and to the City of Albuquerque as well as the University of New Mexico for providing the space for this exhibition.
The Escape is Not An Option At This Point Opening Reception will be held in the CFA Downtown Studio (113 4th St. NW) in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday October 31, 2015 from 5-7p. Snacks and beverages will be served. Everyone is encouraged to dress in a costume of their choice to the reception.
The Escape is Not An Option At This Point Exhibition will be on display at the CFA Downtown Studio (113 4th St. NW) in Albuquerque, NM from October 31 – November 14th, 2015. The CFA Downtown Studio gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4:00 – 6:00 pm or by appointment.
Elizabeth Shores is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator whose work engages the politics and science behind representations of landscape in environmental law. Her research-based creative practice addresses the connections between objectivity, corporate personhood, and the production of landscape through collaborations and interviews with scientists, artists, and lawyers. Recent projects include the creation of nano-sized titanium sculptures built upon circulating US currency, radio transmissions in the Earth’s stratosphere, video installations, and several curated performance series. Her work has been exhibited at SITE Santa Fe, Tamarind Institute, The Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Columbia College Chicago, University of Iowa, and University of California San Diego. She has published and presented her research at Arizona State University, New York University, School of Visual Arts, the Museum Het Domein, and the New Mexico State Capitol.