Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring 2017 James Adam Bateman
Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence
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James Adam Bateman
Salt Lake City, UT
Mormon Trail Walk, 2015, 1200 miles. Durational performance where artist walked for 74 days to cross the American West. A re-creation of his ancestors’ journey and an exploration of Manifest Destiny.
A platform for viewing, 2015, 216 x 288 x 192 inches. Rough cut lumber, performance, installation. A section of floor was removed and elevated to form the ‘view point’ and also reveal a window in to the basement in the museum’s archive. A performer worked on digitizing the archive during the course of the exhibition.
Creamsicle, 2015, 72 x 72 inches, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
The Fourth Thousand Years, 2011, 144 x 192 x 264 inches, books stacked without adhesive in a form that reflects institutional architecture of the space behind it in the Brigham Young University Museum of Art.
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