Emilie Trice & LAST/RESORT present Garden del Rio Grande

Augmented Idolatry (AI) – inaugural project of the Desert Valley Art Ranch (VAR), San Luis Valley, Colorado

LAST/RESORT Club

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Augmented Idolatry (AI) is a collective artwork composed of seven distinct 3D idols, designed in direct response to the landscape, history and spirituality of the San Luis Valley, home to the artist residency “Desert Valley Art Ranch.” The idols refer to memento mori, indigenous histories, natural resources and sacred geometries, speaking to the plurality of our contemporary age.

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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Garden del Rio Grande curated by Emilie Trice
Participating artists and institutions: John Jota Leaños, Rafael Fajardo, Cherish Marquez, LAST/RESORT Club (Artists: Jeremy Billauer, Sarai Levinson, Cherish Marquez, Scott McKinney, Austin Slominski, Emilie Trice, Jullian Young), Black Cube Nomadic Museum, Denver, Colorado; Desert Valley Art Ranch, San Luis, Colorado

Biography

Last/Resort Club is an artist collective based in the beautiful Rocky Mountains that specializes in speculative & sustainable design for the end of the fucking world. Last/Resort is a double entendre that speaks to the anxieties, absurdities, and desperation that define life in the time of coronavirus. The collective’s activities in the new media art space seek to address our current cultural disruption through emerging technologies, craft, beauty and humor. Last/Resort Club members are: Jeremy Billauer, Sarai Levinson, Cherish Marquez, Scott McKinney, Austin Slominski, Emilie Trice and Jullian Young.