In collaboration with painter Jackie Flavio, See America First was an experiential installation hosted by Centre Gallery in 2014. Visitors were invited to perform taking a grand tour of four popular National Parks. Participants were welcomed into each scene to “practice recreation” in a wilderness of campy artifice. Two original Polaroid Land Cameras were available for adventurers to use, and with the help of the Impossible Project, they could take home an instant souvenir. Authentic paper ephemera provided a romantic, travel-agency context characteristic of American vacationing.
Paintings by Jackie Flavio. Sculptures and curation by Samantha Robinson.