UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

La Concha Motel, 2855 S Las Vegas Blvd

  • Chromogenic print between acrylic
  • 10 x 14.375 x 1.5 in
  • Catherine Borg

La Concha Motel, 2855 S Las Vegas Blvd, 2013
Chromogenic print between acrylic
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
Gift of Amy Yoes
2017.40

Baltimore-based artist Catherine Borg uses photography, video, and other media to reposition her audience within the narratives of recognizable cultural phenomena. Her work has been presented internationally, with exhibitions and screenings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; and the Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV.

These works are part of Borg’s project Scouted: An Inadvertent Archive from the Search for a Cinematic Vegas which appropriates and re-contextualizes materials from UNLV Special Collections. The images, originally created by location scouts, have been reframed to expand the archival record of Las Vegas to include life "off the strip" and to consider the labor and by-products of the culture industry.

  • Created: 2013
  • Inventory Number: 2017.40.003
 
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