Cliff Gallery MVC presents Tierra Firme: "Orbital Migration" opening reception
The Cliff Gallery of Mountain View College will present "Orbital Migration," works by Tierra Firme. Through a wide variety of craft media such as basketry, botanical dyes, ceramics, and installation art, Tierra Firme creates a variety of portraits about a personal subject, their home on the TXMX borderlands. Investigating ideas of memory, construction of identity, land, and sky, Tierra Firme reinterprets the narrative of the borderlands through an intimate lens.
The exhibition "Orbital Migration" draws its name from the idea of the cyclical relationship Latinos have with their homeland, whether emotional, monetary, or through movement. The term is also used in astronomy to refer to a major change of a planet’s orbit around its host star. Furthering the exhibition’s connection to the sky, land, and identity, Tierra Firme is inspired by the panoramic mountain aesthetics of the West Texas region, the tropical deserts of the South Texas Plains, and the civic border landscape.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 8.