Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for an evening of all things SNM (Southern New Mexico) - with Joshua Wheeler, author of Acid West and current exhibiting artist, Carissa Samaniego. Josh will read from his book of essays which outlines the radical evolution of American identity, from cowboys to drone warriors to space explorers, a story rooted in southern New Mexico. Acid West illuminates this history, clawing at the bounds of genre to reveal a place that is, for better or worse, home. By turns intimate, absurd, and frightening, Acid West is an enlightening deep-dive into a prophetic desert at the bottom of America. In addition to the reading, Josh and Carissa will discuss the parallels between their work in exploring the cultural landscape of Southern New Mexico, and delve into the inspiration behind their collaborative work in The Spirit in The Flame, currently on view at Union Hall.