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Ron Jude: Lago

August 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016
  • Ron Jude, Boy Floating in Water.
  • Jude, Boy Leaning
    Ron Jude, Boy Leaning on Fence.
  • Ron Jude, Citrus #1 (w/ Tire).
  • Jude, Dust
    Ron Jude, Dust Storm w/ Palms and House.
  • Jude, Ladder
    Ron Jude, Ladder on Dune.
  • Jude, Lago 2
    Ron Jude, Lago #2.
  • Jude, Oasis
    Ron Jude, Oasis Palms.

Lago is a series of color photographs of the California desert near the Salton Sea made between 2011 and 2014 by Oregon-based artist Ron Jude. Returning to the landscape of his childhood as if a detective in search of clues to his own identity, Jude seeks to reconcile the vagaries of memory with a human need to create a narrative based on lived experience.