Kim Stringfellow recently opened a show at the Michael Dawson Gallery in Los Angeles, a few hours from her residence in the desert town of Joshua Tree, California, known for it’s animated saguaros and other-worldly landscapes. An Associate Professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University, Kim’s work and research interests address ecological, historical, and activist issues related to land use and the built environment through hybrid documentary forms incorporating writing, digital media, photography, audio, video, installation, and locative media.
Kim recently published the book, Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938-2008, and her exhibition at the Dawson Gallery features twenty four images from the book. The exhibition and publication explore the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California’s Morongo Basin region near Joshua Tree National Park.
For those planning on attending the Palm Spring Photo Festival, you can visit the Jackrabbit Homestead, a web-based multimedia presentation featuring a downloadable car audio tour exploring the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California’s Morongo Basin region near Joshua Tree National Park. Stories from this underrepresented regional history are told through the voices of local residents, historians, and area artists—many of whom reside in reclaimed historic cabins and use the structures as inspiration for their creative work.