Third Place, Coachella Valley
Third Place is one of the 16 site specific art projects spread across Coachella Valley as part of the exhibition DESERT X. “The mythology is the desert is a place to go to find yourself, but in order to do so you have to lose yourself” said Neville Wakefield, curator of the show…”its about letting everything go in order to find something.”
Richard Prince describes Third Place as “The house where my family used to live and are now having a reunion.” His work exposes the darker sub-currents of sexual and familial tensions as they expose themselves through humor and other tropes of psychological dysfunction.
Plastered with “family tweets” and the odd rendering of the artist himself, Third Place reveals itself as a three dimensional portrait- a state of mind as much as a state of place.
HAIL RICHARD PRINCE