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Mojave Desert

Flora Kao Exhibition

Homestead, multimedia artist alumna ('08) Flora Kao’s exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, through April 20, 2014, highlights the histories of deserted shacks in the Mojave Desert. These dwellings were erected by homesteaders who claimed their five acres in a land rush spurred by the Small Tract Act of 1938. Kao examined these mostly abandoned desert dwellings and created an installation with canvas rubbings that evoke absence and presence.