As the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cristopher Cichocki has created a large scale installation entitled Desert Abyss: Cycle in Cycle. The installation will be available to the public through September 22 in Zone 101 in the Hoover Gallery. Desert Abyss draws inspiration from the troubled Salton Sea and its surrounding desert geology, landscapes and topographies. Cichocki collects elements from these desolate locations and utilizes them as the source material for his work. His visually compelling installation conjoins painting, photography, video, light, sound and sculptures assembled from found objects (including branches, dead fish, barnacles, mud, sand and an array of construction materials). The installation showcases a culmination of works that Cichocki has been expanding upon for more than a decade since his attendance at the world-renowned CalArts program.

Free programs related to the 2013 Artist-in-Residence include:

Opening Program: Thursday, August 22, 5-8 p.m.

Artist Spotlight and Family Activity: Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Artist Talk: Thursday, September 12, 6-7 p.m.

Future Days of the Salton Sea Symposium; Sunday, September 22, 3-5 p.m.

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