WELCOME TO THE ORANGE WEST
Tinney Contemporary / 237 5th Ave. N. October 7, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Joel Daniel Philips
Welcome to the Orange West explores the historical and cultural events that shaped Westward Expansion in the United States at the turn of the 20th Century. Through the lens of abandoned and decaying advertising littering the landscape along Route 66, the exhibition focuses on the sociological factors surrounding Manifest Destiny. Contrasted with renderings of historical moments central to the formation of the American West, the works examine the ways in which the United States has been shaped by, for better and worse, a deeply nostalgic relationship with Westward Expansion and the idea of the pioneer.