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Curator’s Talk
THE EXOTIC SUBLIME | treading softly

-with Tohono Chul Director of Arts and Engagement, James Schaub-

Join us in the Exhibit House for a discussion about our new exhibition, The Exotic Sublime: treading softly, in the Main Gallery.

This installment of The Exotic Sublime presents a contemporary bestiary focused on the many creatures that walk above or live below the earth in the Sonoran Desert. In plain sight or elusive, real and imagined creatures are ever-present, existing, threatened, mysterious, endangered, mystical, and magical. Or extinct.

Mammalian, reptilian, amphibian, aquatic, and arthropodous worlds walk, hop, slither, swim, crawl, creep, and bound around us; resilient lifecycles adaptably ever-changing. Or not. We witness – in macrocosm or microcosm – the effects of time in slow dissolution or methodical accretion; cautionary and symbiotic tales combine what this place used to be with what this place will become. The voice in between, the creative and artistic resolve, is a visionary current toward the odd and wondrous grandeur of The Exotic Sublime.

Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23
10:00 am in the Main Gallery