© Jason Oddy

Jason Oddy

"Playas" is Jason Oddy's (b. 1967, UK) mosaic portrait of a remote New Mexico mining town. Created during three trips over a period of six weeks between October 2004 and August 2005, the work coincided with the US Department of Homeland Security's purchase of Playas to be a reallife training centre in the War on Terror.

In this new series Oddy asks how America's changing political climate is altering the way its people relate to the land and to the communities that they inhabit. It is a body of work that asks us to reflect on our current fascination with abstract notions of potential threats and projected disasters.

Exhibition: 17 February - 25 March 2006
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm

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