Members Preview Reception for The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion
One of the most well-regarded living artists today, Mark Dion is part explorer and part historian; part naturalist and part collector of curiosities. The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion, only on view at the Carter, is an immersive exhibition by the artist that combines works from the Carter’s collection with materials that he gathered over travels through Texas over the past two years.
Dion followed in the footsteps of nineteenth-century explorers—including ornithologist and artist John James Audubon, watercolorist Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and botanist Charles Wright—and the result of his adventures evokes the past in its materials and ethos, but addresses today’s culture head-on with intellect and humor.
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