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  • Shield. One of the images of Texas by artist K.Yoland.
Tue 19 Nov 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014

This collection of photographs by artist K. Yoland are the result of a four-month residency at Marfa Contemporary, Texas in 2012. The residency provides an opportunity for artists to work in and respond to the unique natural environment of Marfa, located in the High Desert of West Texas near to the Mexican border.

During field excursions along the borderland, K. Yoland observed the affects that natural and artificial boundaries have on the landscape and the people that live and work there. The resulting photographs and videos investigate notions of borders, invasion and migration, highlighting features of the landscape such as tumbleweed (which freely crosses boundaries), barbed wire and the commonplace red paper used by construction workers in the area. 

Marfa Contemporary and Turner Contemporary

Marfa Contemporary is the first regional extension of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organisation dedicated to encouraging creative expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. The Marfa Contemporary Artist in Residence program was established in 2012 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines.

Turner Contemporary supports artists at various stages in their careers and is working with Marfa Contemporary to develop an international artist exchange programme creating cultural connections between artists in Kent and Texas.