Beautiful Possibility: Artist Talk with Alison Pebworth
Beautiful Possibility is a traveling exhibition and research project by Alison Pebworth that takes the prototype of the 19th century American Traveling show as inspiration for engaging others about what it means to be American. The exhibition consists of a series of hand painted canvas banners, a tour map and a survey station. Pebworth physically tours the show, living in a travel trailer for this solo journey, playfully assuming multiple roles as historian, field sergeant or conjurer to present her work. As an explorer she mines the remnants of 19th century expansionism in the people and landscapes for new possibilities for defining who we are. Pebworth will talk about her work, her tour, and offer tastes of her Americanitis elixir.