Ron Jude returned with a camera to the location of his earliest childhood memories—the desert landscape of California’s Salton Sea. It’s a complex place where an inland saline lake that attracted throngs to thriving resorts in the 1950s and 60s no longer supports many forms of life. Just yesterday, three earthquakes of a magnitude greater than 4 and more than a hundred smaller quakes struck the Salton Sea area. Ron Jude: Lago, on view through December 31, is a series of images in which the artist attempts to reconcile the way we remember things with our need to make sense of the world with a linear narrative.
On Tuesday, October 11, at 5:30 PM (CDT), Jude will discuss these images and the narratives they evoke, during “Those Are Not Mountains You See,” a public lecture in Sheldon’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A simulcast of the lecture will be available here. For more information, please visit the museum website.