Dreamland captures the abandoned yet still enduring quality of a wild space in transition: the Salton Sea. This new body of work considers the ecological legacies of human development and the future of this historically and environmentally complex site.
A bustling Southern California tourist hub in the 1950s, agricultural runoff and drought have increased the evaporation and salinity of the Salton Sea, devastating fish and wildlife populations. Today, without conservation efforts, a bare, dry lake floor could result in dust storms reaching Palm Springs and beyond, and birds would lose a crucial stop on their migratory path. Dietzel’s intimate still lifes comprehend the aesthetic nuances of the ever-increasing precariousness of the Salton Sea and an awareness of how we connect to a place.
February 28th – March 30th
SFMOMA Artists Gallery is pleased to announce 'DREAMLAND'—a solo exhibition by Nina Dietzel, featuring photographs from the Salton Sea.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Landmark Building A, Bldg. A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123