New work by Josh Sands


ECA is excited to put on another pop-up show featuring new paintings and objects by Josh Sands. Friends and supporters of ECA will remember his Public Process #4 residency and exhibition for “Artcheology“.


The below images are of a new work in the exhibition titled “Cabeza Prieta no. 1”. He says about the references behind the piece:


The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is a perilous wasteland, where many travelers have lost their lives in pursuit of the American dream. This piece highlights the challenges of collecting and carrying enough water, an elemental factor to survival in the desert. Clandestine and often illegal well pumps provide an increasing number of travelers limited access to water. They spray paint their jugs black in order to avoid overhead detection by border patrol agents.


The artist has a long fascination in appropriating cultural materials and putting them in new context. This process of “conserving and manipulation materials”, he states, is rooted in the desire to understand a culture dissimilar to my own.”


October 2nd


Hosted by design studio Artsdigital
945 Olive
Eugene, OR, 97401

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Read this 2013 interview with Josh from our blog:


Cabeza Prieta no.1-2


Cabeza Prieta no.1-1