Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Peter Hiatt: "No Unsacred Places" opening reception
Oak Cliff Cultural Center will present the works of Peter Hiatt in a new exhibit, "No Unsacred Places." In the vast stretches of suburbia that have taken over much of the country, retail centers are the dominant feature of the landscape. They are zoned right next to houses, office buildings, and restaurants. For many Americans, their primary interaction with the land is interrupted by a sheet of concrete, either on the street or in a parking lot.
In the planning of these retail centers, the flow of water must be taken into account, which most retail centers address by digging a ditch along their perimeter. This ditch serves a dual function by acting as an implied barrier to the retail park. Trees are grown dense and high, creating the clear implication that they are not to be breached; that this is the edge of the space. Hiatt decided to break the social contract of the retail park, and enter into these ditches.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 7.