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An Artist talk with Cara Romero

Friday, March 8
2 PM

Palm Springs Art Museum
Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Join us for an artist talk with Desert X 2019 artist Cara Romero, whose photographs, myths, and stories of the desert landscape will be shared as gifts to illuminate the inseparability of people and place.

Cara Romero is a contemporary fine art photographer. An enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Romero was raised between contrasting settings: the rural Chemehuevi reservation in Mojave Desert and the urban sprawl of Houston. Her expansive oeuvre has been informed by formal training in film, digital, fine art and commercial photography and by her visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective. Staging theatrical compositions, Romero takes on the role of storyteller, using contemporary photography techniques to depict the modernity of Native peoples, illuminating Indigenous worldviews and aspects of supernaturalism in everyday life. Romero participated in Desert X 2019 with photographic billboards along Gene Autry Trail, and her work forms part of Palm Springs Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert, Cara Romero, Desert X 2019.